“God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, but you may be aware of three of them.” – John Piper
I have proof God cares.
About the details of life. Timing. YOU. Me.
Let me get right to it with five ways I know God cares and never tired of it. These examples are just from the past couple weeks. I have a whole pickup truck load (or few) more where this came from, and even one dedicated to when the provision doesn’t look how you wanted it to.
Unlimited Supply of Care
We were sick three weeks in a row, off and on–but mostly on. Each night it got hairy, the hubs was not called in. I repeat–even the days he’d normally go in–was NOT called in. I had help. Help. HELP!
Questions were asked in youth Sunday school class where I am quickly learning I know way less than I ever thought I did. Our deep convictions are seeking and sifting. Truth will be found out. I was led to some resources and answers in the Word before class rolled around again the next week.
We went on a walk and talked about wanting to get the whole family new bikes since it’s been years since we’ve had them (besides two of my kids and they are years old/too small). We talked about waiting and saving up, but how if God really wanted–he could also dump one in our lap. We talked about the possibility of an exercise bike because the winter blues are having a hard time saying goodbye and we want some movement around here, though I am no stranger to walking in the cold. Getting three kids to get as excited about it as me is the challenge, and frankly it isn’t my favorite activity when there’s ball pits and tunnels not too far away. An hour after this walk down our road, the hubs went to the dump and guess what was sitting on the ground? An exercise bike. It was 90 percent wonderful. Only the screen to keep track of things was broke. We told our son what happened and his eyes popped. “Last night I asked God for____.” I won’t give his story away–but the point is clear enough; God hears us and cares about the details.
I needed to take multiple kids home. Like tons of kids. My friend and I pulled a vehicle switch. Sometimes it’s the simple things, although this may not be simple in every nation. In fact, I would say it is not super common.
I wasn’t sure whether to go to the store with a house full of kids and let the hubs have all the fun–or ask him to go. My mom sent a text asking if we needed anything while she was at the store (because she probably figured I didn’t want to haul 39584684068 kids out again), but the hubs got called in before I could answer. Neither of us could go now. Kids outnumbered seatage this time. But mom had already asked. I laughed out loud at the timing and provision of my God once again. She kindly dropped off snacks to get us through and we chatted for a few about college homework, hot tea, and cute kid laughs.
Supply Comes in All Shapes, Sizes and Forms
I now know I can’t link being loved with ideal provision. In my spiritual immature immature days I would worry I had done something wrong when things got hard. I didn’t understand, though the scriptures tell us trials come to us all, and God uses them to shape character in us.
We all have to come to a place in life where we have to decide what we will believe, for ourselves. I am merely sharing some experiences with you, that daily make it near darn impossible for me to deny a loving higher power. This higher power for me, is someone I have grown to know better and better over time.
Now, with practice, I can better spot Heaven sprinkling itself on us.
If you think God doesn’t care, maybe you’ve been told a lie by way of words or thoughts due to life situations.
“When I accepted His Son as my Savior, His Holy Spirit now resides in me and cements what I’ve read and what I’ve been told.” – Brenda, BecomingHisTapestry.com
If you aren’t sure what you’ve been told is truth, this is where you need to keep seeking. If God is real, and if God is love–press on and into finding Him/truth.
My Father is one of more than 5 miracles per month. That’s why I love the quote above and why I tried to stop counting a long time ago–because my Father always outdid what I could keep up with. I dare you to buy The Happiness Dare (affiliate link) by Christian author, Jennifer Dukes Lee–and just see how powerful it is to purposefully look for the good.
Don’t tell me God doesn’t care. Well, you can, but I won’t believe you. Not because I am trying to be rude or not see things from your perspective, because I am all about that. It will be because I simply can not dispute what my heart knows and what my eyes have already seen.
Love you no matter what,
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