in all things
faith usurps chance
as I cast a
retrospectively I see
He weaves our lifesong’s
all events that come to be
He orchestrates them
Sometimes we go through the day and things just don’t add up- it doesn’t make sense why this or that happened. But often we are able to look back and see how God had His hand of grace on us- redirecting our steps for His purpose.
This past week seemed especially odd… lots of little things changed our normal “routine”. This morning when I woke up, I replayed all of the week’s events over in my head. I love that I can ask Him “why” this or that happened- He doesn’t always answer, but He listens (much more attentively than any human would- I might add!)
And in that moment of talking to Him, I saw the events of the week flash through my mind like a movie. Clips of those “odd” things… and how they led to something unusually great!
That morning I was running late? Perfect timing! As I drove through town that morning, I happened to pull up at a stoplight- right beside the very person who had been on my mind to call. I rolled down the window and got to sing her “happy birthday” in person!
My fear of allowing the girls to be home for the very first time by themselves for a short while? This ended up being a huge blessing. Showing them that I trust them has done wonders for our relationship! They were given the opportunity to show me that they are responsible, and that yes, I have been doing an ok job all these years raising them.
The entire day I spent waiting for the cable guy to show up? Yep- that was a blessing, too. In my moments of frustration, I listened to awesome worship music- drawing me ever closer to Him.
Every little “odd” thing that happens has a purpose- even if only to bring us nearer to Him- and He is always at work!
And we know that in all things God works together for the good of those of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. Romans 8:28