Recently a friend and I were at a park watching our girls play together, ever so lovely. Suddenly a washroom visit was needed, and quite urgently. We were literally ten feet from a washroom, the only problem was a big locked metal fence. As we were chatting about our game plan, not sure that making it home was an option, a gentleman rode up on a bicycle and unlocked the gate. He had to check something and was there maybe two minutes, but he came to our rescue.
My friend and I looked at each other, knowing what the other was thinking. “Wow thank you God for sending us that person”. He showed up the exact time we really needed him, just long enough to unlock that gate and was gone again. It’s possible it was a lucky coincidence, but we believe there was more to it than that.
Our situation reminded me how God takes care of our every need. No need is unknown to God. In our finite understanding we may not agree with His idea of what our needs really are. I don’t expect it involves a lifetime of dry bottoms… but when we trust Him, He will come to our aid.
I think of that passage about the birds and how God provides ever so perfectly for them:
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26 NIV
My husband and I are in a season in our life where we have to trust God with some large items and it’s been amazing to see how he comes through in every way. Not always the way we think we want, but in every way. Sometimes, in the last second.
I know when my roots are planted deep in Gods truth, I am where I need to be. I need to trust and rely on Him, because I am unable to figure out and solve all the pieces I need to figure out on my own.
Sitting back and resting in Him allows us to move forward knowing he will guide us if we start to take a wrong turn.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8
At this point in our journey, as I read and reread these verses, I cling to Him, and realize that is often all that I can do.