“This can't be happening!” I thought. My carefully planned out morning turned awry the moment I closed my car trunk. It was a Monday morning, my grocery shopping day. I was standing in the parking lot of Sam's Club with all three of my girls in tow. Did I mention they are all under the age of five? Yes, it was a bit challenging, but definitely doable.
It was my first attempt to take all of them grocery shopping. First stop, we planned to buy our weekly, bulk essentials, and then it was on to the wonderful world of Walmart. I was determined to make this shopping experience pleasant. I certainly didn't want to cart around screaming children while perusing the aisles. And above all, I most definitely didn't want to repeat the experience from my first big shopping trip with my two oldest daughters, (when I forgot my wallet at home).
But then, I forgot one thing: Never put your purse in the trunk, especially if your keys are inside it.
Now, I'm sure you're wondering why in the world I would've done such a thing. But if you've ever made a trip to Sam's Club, you know the sort of lifting you do to place groceries in your car. Knowing I'd be doing some heavy, awkward lifting, I decided to place my purse aside for a minute.
At least, I thought it would be a minute. Unfortunately, by the time I placed all my groceries in the car, I forgot about my purse, and closed the trunk. So, there I stood, in the middle of the parking lot, with all three of my girls, wondering how I'd get out of this situation. Thankfully, I politely [desperately] asked a kind stranger to use her phone and was able to get a hold of my husband after four attempts.
What a relief. He came to the rescue about twenty minutes later. So, what's the point of this story, and why so much drama? I'm not sure about the drama, but I have a point.
God is faithful.
Because, even in my seemingly insignificant situation, I desperately sought his help. And you know what? God took care of us, just as he always does. This was only one day, of many, I depend on God's help. I believe he allows many unplanned events in my life to draw me closer to him. And no matter what the circumstance, he's always there for me.
God is faithful.
We can trust his promises.
His character is enduring.
What area of your life needs to be dramatically transformed by this truth? If you know, deeply and securely that God is faithful, then what do you need to let go of today?
This week we will be studying about God's faithfulness. If you'd like to join in the study for the week, please click here for the reading guide. Let's begin by reading Monday's verses.
“The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.” Psalm 111:7-8, NIV
As you read these verses, consider the following:
Name the adjectives that describe God in these verses.
Because God is faithful, what will you choose to let go of today?
Photo: London Scout