Good Wednesday evening everyone…and a big welcome to the Heart to Heart Blog! All I can say tonight; is that it’s a miracle that I’m not somewhere else, instead of here with you this evening! What a day or should I say…what a week and it’s only half over! Maybe I’ll go to bed and stay under the covers, until the weekend…lol.
Anyways…I’ll tell you, I have truly felt like a yo-yo this week. Every time Satan pulled me down…God was right behind him…bringing me back up, to where I should be….and I thank God; that He was there, for every pull!
After what Monday and Tuesday appeared to be days of struggle, I actually went to bed last night with a good attitude. I was determined that today was going to be it…the day, when the rain would quit falling around me and the sun would shine again.
As I got up this morning and began to get around…everything seemed to be going fine…that is, until I went to call the taxi; so my husband and I could go grocery shopping. For some reason, their phones weren’t working and no matter how many times I tried…it appeared as though their phones might have been out of order, which I’m sure made an off day for them too.
Finally, after not being able to reach them, I decided to look for another taxi service…and believe it or not…I did find one. The man on the phone was so friendly and even thanked me for calling. He did say that there would be a half hour delay; but someone would be there to pick us up, as soon as possible. I was so happy to hear that because I not only had grocery shopping to do…but also a full ministry schedule for this afternoon.
After visiting with my husband in the living room for a while; I looked up to the clock and an hour had already passed by…but no taxi; so I called them back and the dispatch person was going to check it out and call me back. After a half hour…there was no call and no one coming to pick us up; so once more, I tried to call them back…only this time, their voice mail came on the phone. By that time, I was looking at the clock, to see if I even had time to go shopping and complete my work for the day…but at the same time, I had to get more food; so my husband and I just sat there…trying to think of what we could do next. The one thing I wasn’t feeling good about was this…what if we did make it to the grocery store and no one came to pick us back up; so it was time to go to plan B…and before thinking about plan B, I bowed my head and said… “Lord, we could really use some help.” Within a short time, our neighbor came pulling into the driveway and I remembered here saying… “If you both need some help with a ride…just let us know.”…so I did. I gave her a call and within a short time, Keith and I were on our way to get groceries…and what was even nicer; was that we didn’t have to think about whether we would have a ride home.
Today, I spent almost my whole day, calling cab companies…and mostly waiting on a ride; but as I was sitting there on the couch…trying to figure out what to do…I had a strange feeling come over me; that made me feel as if God was sparing me from some big plan of Satan’s…especially after the things that I had already experienced this week.
You know…one thing God is teaching me…bit by bit; is that just because something goes wrong; that doesn’t mean that God has abandoned us; but rather, maybe it’s His way of caring for us and protecting us, from something that could lead us to total destruction. One thing I’ve definitely learned in life; is that even though God may allow Satan to afflict us…He still puts these boundary lines up…and that’s His way of loving and caring for us, through the times that can seem so difficult.
The next time you feel as if God has forsaken you…slow down…think the situation over more clearly and see what God may be up to. One thing I know for sure…is that the difficult times; is when we truly experience God’s presence the most…that is, if we are looking at the picture through His eyes, rather than our own.
Well…it’s been a day…and not much has been accomplished; but one thing God is reminding me of tonight; is that if He made a way for me to get my groceries safely…in His way; then He will do the same, for what is still unfinished. What a God…that He would care for us, in such a loving way!
Well…as we all know, I have some work to do; so I better leave you for now and get a quick bite to eat and finish up for the day. I sure have enjoyed our visit tonight…and what a relief to let go of this day! My prayer for you; is that you will have a great night of peace and rest…in the arms of a loving and caring God and that your Thursday will truly be a day of blessings! Take care and I will hope to be back with you tomorrow night, as I share more thoughts from the day, along with the goodness of a great, loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…