Seeing God's Blessings in the Little Things
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lam. 3:22-23)
God’s grace #1: I didn’t sleep any longer.
This morning my alarm didn’t go off. That wouldn’t have been much of a problem, except that my phone said 8:30 when I woke up, which on a Saturday morning is the time I’m supposed to be at work. I leapt out of bed, slipped into capris, threw on a shirt (I found out later it was on inside out—thankfully before I left the house!), did something with my hair, texted my boss, and shot off to work. Getting up and arriving at work can indeed happen in 15 minutes! At least I woke up at 8:30, as I hadn’t been feeling well the night before.
God’s grace #2: God’s providence and people’s kindness.
Since I arrived at work 15 minutes late, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I had never been that late before. No one was upset, though. The office assistant at the front desk hadn’t even realized I wasn’t in yet. My boss was glad to see me and said he had gotten my text, and the day progressed as normal.
God’s grace #3: My husband went for soup, while I rested some more.
When work was over, I headed home. My throat was aching, I had a house full of chores to do, and I wanted to do some writing. None of that happened when I got home. I crept into bed and tried to rest. Eventually the thought occurred to me that I should eat something, and that I should get up and get started on the seeming “mountain” of chores that had piled up that week. But I didn’t and instead stayed in bed for a while longer.
God’s grace #4: Remembering words of wisdom.
Finally, I got up. I straightened the bedroom and started a chore. Then I ate some soup. Little by little, I just did one thing after the other. I tried not to think too much about whether I should do something or not; I just started to do it. I then remembered the words of my mom: “Don’t think about what you need to do; just do the next thing.”
Every day God’s hand can be seen. He provides for his people even in the little things. If we observe all the things that could go wrong but don’t, all the things that go well unexpectedly, the strength we have to get through rough patches, or just the beauty of a summer day, we can see how God blesses his children and cares for them, even in the little things.