My husband and I have been going through a little bit of upheaval with our careers lately. We're both looking at moving forward and we've both been given opportunities to do so. And, right now, we're both in a hold pattern, waiting to see what will happen. We've also been going through some personal trials and I can safely say, this has been one wonky month.
But in the middle of all this uncertainty, I've noticed something. Over and over again, the Lord has provided something amazing to temper the bad. Remember when I lost my file, and then found it? (You'd better remember!) I found it ten minutes before the data recovery company called to tell me it was gone forever. The Lord knew I was going to get that call, and He showed me where to find the file so I wouldn't be devastated when the call came. Some might call it coincidence. I don't.
Wednesday I got some news that troubled me a little bit, and I'm still trying to decide what to do about it. But ten minutes before that, this showed up in my e-mail box. Yes, click! Go read! And then come back. I'll wait.
Wasn't that the sweetest, nicest thing in the whole world? Thank you, Stacy!
If I hadn't been bolstered up by Stacy's incredible blog, I might have sunk into despair when the news came in. But the Lord knew that news was coming, and He made sure I had what I needed before it came.
Later in the afternoon, I was feeling a little bit down, and just then the phone rang. It was BerlinWriterGirl, calling to tell me how much she enjoyed "Strength to Endure." In fact, she even blogged about it, and you can read that here. That phone call and subsequent blog helped keep me from dwelling too much on everything.
I could go on for another four or five paragraphs, detailing everything that's happened and all the good stuff that's gone right along with it. I won't, though. Suffice it to say that the Lord is aware of everything we need. He knows when we've reached the end of our rope. He knows how strong we are, and when we reach the end of that rope, He's there to add a few more inches. When we feel He's letting us handle it all on our own, that's not the case -- He knows we can do it, even if we don't know that. And I feel so blessed that He is there, watching over everything, providing exactly what is needed in the moment when it's needed most.