No, you did not miss a post yesterday, we spent Saturday in the sweltering heat watching Grace play softball. By the time we were home I fell asleep tucking Kayleigh in and missed posting!
The good news is we have had a wonderful weekend. Saturday, Tim and I had some quality time with Grace and Tim’s parents were gracious enough to stay with Cole and Kayleigh so they did not have to endure the insane heat. That arrangement made everyone happy!
Today we rested and recuperated, visited with family and had friends we haven’t seen in forever over to swim. It was exceptionally normal and very much needed.
Tomorrow Kayleigh’s treatment is not until 5:00 pm so we are going to have a little extra time in the morning to run some errands. It still amazes me how God continues to orchestrate the smallest things like errand scheduling for us. I did not even realize I needed to be able to run errands Monday until this evening at 6:00. A situation that had potential to cause stress was already in line thanks to God’s plan.
As I see God care for us in the most minute details it continues to remind me that He cares for us. Not just about important things, but about everything. It reminds me that God wants to be a part of our lives in everything that we do. I find myself looking at situations differently. If I get caught in traffic and am delayed I don’t get stressed out, I wonder why I needed to be slowed down – am I missing a wreck? Is God protecting me from something? Is He orchestrating something bigger? Sometime I am able to see Him in things, like today’s scheduling and sometimes I don’t. But now, even if I don’t SEE what God is doing I don’t doubt that he is at work.
So, that is my challenge to all of you tonight – the next time something happens unexpectedly, don’t get worked up over it or worry, start looking to see what God is up to. He’s God, right? He is capable to do far more than we could ever imagine and His desire is to love, protect and grow us. Even in the bad situations God can turn them into good.
8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
No matter how scary things look on the outside, when you remember who is in control there is peace to be found in the storm.
I did a terrible job taking pictures this weekend but I’ll try to do better next week!