I know God cares about me. Sometimes He reminds me of that in a special and personal way, and it makes me smile.
So, yesterday I was almost ready to dip my toes in the waters of “woe is me”. I woke up to The Most Awful Sound coming from my air conditioning unit. Now I realize that some of you are still wearing sweaters and wondering where Spring went, but where I live we’ve already experienced foreshadowing of August heat and humidity and my crankiness level is drifting a bit higher. And I also know that air conditioning or potential lack thereof is totally a first world problem and I have much, much, much to be thankful for.
But when The Most Awful Sound shattered my quiet morning, thoughts of “what now?” and “why now?” and “how much is this going to cost?” and “why don’t I have a man around to help me with this?” and “just how hot is it going to get in here?” started to bubble to the surface.
Oh, how quick we are to forget our blessings! How quick we are to panic or despair and think the worst instead of using something like this as an opportunity to hand it over to the Lord. Hasn’t He promised to take care of us? Hasn’t He promised to work out everything for good in our lives?
He never said all things ARE good. But He did say that He’d work them all out FOR our good. If we let Him. If we trust Him. If we step back away from the waters of “woe is me”.
Yesterday was a chance for me to practice that. And by later that afternoon, I had the nicest A/C service guy at my house who reminded me of my Dad (someone who knew everything about everything) and he took the time to explain it all and didn’t make me feel stupid and gave me all the information I needed to make the right choice as far as what to do next. He couldn’t fix it right then, so I prepared to brace for a long night in my hot home. We had temps in the 90’s the day before.
But God sent me an “I care about you” reminder note in the form of a strong breeze and temps in the 60’s coming through my windows all night. And even though the A/C won’t be fixed for another few days, South Florida might have record breaking LOW temperatures tonight and maybe the next few nights.
And I’m smiling. I still need to lay out a whole bunch of money for a new unit, but God will take care of me. Like He always does. Like He promises He will do. He didn’t have to show me that with an unexpected May cold front and a service technician who reminded me of my Dad, but He did.
Thanks for the reminder, Lord.
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield. Psalm 115:11