What a blessing

by adustyframe ~ May 25th, 2008

Over this past week and a half, I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the highway. I was driving back and forth to Lee’s facility and running him places.

A few weeks ago, James and I drove down to see my brother and his wife.

Lots of highway miles!

Yesterday I was really down and overwhelmed about all the things that are “wrong” with our situation.

I told the Lord that I am frustrated with him about James missing his daddy so badly. I wondered, “Can you see this, Lord? Do you see what’s happening here?”

I spent much of the day begging God to help me to trust him and that I would have wisdom and know what to do about everything swirling around us.

This morning, I was pulling out of the driveway early for church. I was playing the piano for services today and had to be there early to practice.

As I backed out the car felt odd and I couldn’t steer very well. I pulled back into the driveway. It wasn’t easy to drive but I pulled up as much as I could so that I wouldn’t be hanging over the sidewalk.

I got out and looked and one front tire was pointed completely ahead and one was turned all the way into the car.

Been there done that before. It’s the tie rod again!

I told James to get out and we went in the house. I felt the panic rising but I said I wasn’t going to worry. As I walked into the house I said, “Ok Lord. Thank you so much that this happened in our driveway and not on the highway. We don’t have money but I know you are going to take care of this.”

I called Lee. (WOW! I called Lee! How amazing to be able to tell him what happened and ask his opinion!). He said that fixing the tie rod is no big deal and that we can get it fixed easily.

This morning at church, (I hitched a ride) one of the guys offered to help me with it later this week if I need his help.

He told me I was so blessed that it happened in the driveway. I agreed. He said if it were on the highway it would be so bad. I know that and I am truly thankful for God’s care.

As I contemplated this, I felt his voice speak to my heart, “Was it you just asking me if I cared? Were you wondering if I see you and know what you need? Yes, I see you. Yes, I am caring for you. You are in the palm of my hand.”

When I talked with Lee later today, he said, “Hey listen to this verse I read today.”

Isaiah 49:14-16 

But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,the Lord has forgotten me.”

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast

and have no compassion on the child she has borne?

Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;

your walls are ever before me.



7 Thoughts Shared to What a blessing

  1. Marie

    WOW. Not coincidence. Lee giving you that verse was definite confirmation….so cool to know, that God’s watching you personally! I’m glad it didn’t happen on the highway, too. God is good.

  2. Sarah

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! For the reminder that God is in control. He is in control of even the smallest details. Everything is for His glory and thank you for the reminder to give ALL praise to Him.

  3. Susan

    Dear Lizzie, That was so good. Praising God that you are safe. He is in control. Thanks for sharing this. Love, Susan

  4. Kim

    Thanks for sharing this. It is a great reminder for us all. I needed it this morning.

    Still praying James will see his daddy soon. Have you heard anything from your appeal?

  5. Ame

    wow … wow … i LOVE this!!!

  6. Lisa

    Thank Goodness His “palm” is always there to shelter us. I’m so glad this happened at home.

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