.....God shows up!
I love that about Him.
As we walk through the trials of this life, it's easy to place our focus on the things going wrong and let them pull us down.
Lately, I have been working very hard to keep my eyes on God and not my circumstances....looking for the blessings scattered in between all the hard, the stress, the yuck.
But this morning, the proverbial straw landed....
...as I was cleaning (something I haven't been able to do well because of my frozen shoulder until now), my vacuum just stopped.
My first thought was....
are you kidding me?!!!!
We can't afford another surprise bill!!
Then I collected my thoughts and sent my husband to the Oreck store to see if it could be fixed. As he walked out of the door he looked at me and said "guess I know what you will be getting for Christmas" And in my mind I said "Lord, please let it be an easy fix. I don't want a vacuum for Christmas!"
About 20 minutes later, my husband calls and says "Well, if I leave it the woman says she has to drive it to the other store (30 minutes away) and it will take a week to get back. Or I can drive it there myself and see if they can fix it today. It will cost $50 plus parts." We decided to do it because that would be MUCH cheaper than a new vacuum.
Some time later, I hear Steve walk in the house......
..and he is carrying the vacuum!!!!
...and it is FIXED!
.....but the best part?
when the man finished fixing it, steve asked how much it would cost.
The man looked at him and said...
....how about a hand shake!!
You know, life is hard right now.
However it could be so.much.harder.
And when I choose to take my eyes off of my circumstance and put them back on God, when I choose to look for the blessings in between all the yuck....
....I find God is right there with me....carrying me through each one.
And I see His blessings all around me.
Little reminders that I am not forgotten,
but loved very much.