Have you ever had a tough situation, whether it be with a relationship, a financial situation, a fear or a health issue and it seems like there is no hope? Like you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel? And everything about the situation leaves you feeling helpless? Well, it happens to me more often than I would like.
A couple of years ago, I lost three wonderful grandparents in one year. Hard times for my family. My husband has been at churches before where friendships were tested to the extreme and he felt like his whole ministry was on trial. I've made some stupid money mistakes in the past, that unfortunately still haunt me. And as for my list of fears...God and I are still working on some of those.
I can't go into detail about my latest little problem. (And for family members reading this post, it is NOT a matter that needs worrying about.) But I did have a moment of helplessness today. I felt like the little child who didn't want to admit there was a problem. It is not a relationship issue or a health problem. Unfortunately it had to do with a bill.
Heard of those? You know those nasty little things that show up in the mail or on your email, reminding you that nothing in this world is free! I had forgotten... I thought I had messed up...again. I thought I was going to have to let my dear, sweet husband down...again. I thought...
But God heard my cry. He saw me in that pit of despair and said "Hey, remember me, my child? You have been working really hard to get things in order. You've been working really hard to take care of past mistakes. You have been... Let me take care of this for you. I already have this figured out. I was just waiting for you to realize you might want my help. The details have been taken care of."
I can't explain what happened, but I just know that the way it all worked out, was a gift from God. I messed up and HE SAVED ME.
I am humbled when He shows himself in my everyday world. I sometimes get carried away in my business, too busy to realize that He is there to help me through each moment or each day. I am not expected to be perfect, for that is impossible. And HE loves me anyway. He is there to guide me every step of the way, if I will just remember to simply let Him in.
So, although I can't go into more detail about my little mishap, I can shout to the high heavens with the outcome. I still have to deal with the situation at hand, but it was worked out in a fashion that gave me HOPE and not despair. And I totally believe all Hope comes from the Lord.
Gotta love it when God does His thing over what seems to the world to be the most insignificant of details.
Word of advice...don't leave God out of the details. (No matter how small they may seem.) You might just miss a blessing.