Ordering the Day–Part 2

Psalm 20:7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. (KJV)

Mom and dad were obviously grateful for the few minutes I could spend with them. We ate a light lunch- and I called the shop for my car. The second glitch arrived; no parts were available. Before I could burst out in annoyance, my morning prayer popped into my head. “Lord, use this day as you see fit.” I stifled my irritation. Mom and Dad were tickled pink to drive me to the interview. They raced home to watch the live-to-air show, raced back to pick me up and drive me to my next appointment in the next city.

Glitch number 3. Dad liked to drive the “scenic tour” way. I tried to be patient on the quiet autumn-colored roads. About halfway home, I didn’t have to stifle any longer. My annoyance disappeared. God had ordered my day by meeting my needs, lowering my stress-level and blessing my parents with time with their (too often) “too busy” child.

The car repairs weren’t minor, fast or cheap. However, parts that were to take three weeks arrived in two days. During those 48 hours, God continued to meet my every need.

I learned a precious lesson. He knows what I really need and I can trust Him to provide it as he sees fit. Any glitch becomes a blessing in the Lord’s hand!

Prayer: Lord, we thank you that your ways are not our ways. Otherwise our lives would be so dull! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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