This morning as I was leaving work, I ran into a former co-worker. I could see that she was upset about something so, I asked her how she was doing and she replied, “Not Good.” As it turns out her mother was a patient in one of our Intensive Care Units. She went on to tell me how she had to make her mother a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR). I reached out to hug her and she grabbed on to me and wept.
As I walked away, my eyes filled with tears for her and I whispered a prayer. I began to see how once again God was showing me that even when I think, I have problems, I don’t. My little financial challenge is no where near her’s. I have my health, my son is healthy, happy and prosperous. My brother and his family are well and so is my sister. I thought of my older niece and nephew and how blessed they are.
I’ve learned to be content in the state I’m in and to see my blessings; God’s grace and mercy. I’ve learned that He has a purpose and plan for my life and even when I think He doesn’t hear me, He’s working behind the scenes. I’ve learned God is good all the time and all the time He is good.
It was meant for me to see her today because before I left my locker room at work, I sat on the bench for a few minutes. I couldn’t figure out why I was delaying my departure as I had somewhere to be and my goal was to take a short nap prior to my appointment. Now, looking back, I see God’s plan. My friend needed to know someone cared. She needed a hug and to know someone would be praying her strength in the Lord.
This afternoon as I sit here and look over my life I have so much to be grateful for. Today, you may be facing a challenge; praise Him anyway and as Paul said, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
What are you thankful for today?