Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The way God works for me

Work has been extremely stressful lately. They've pulled my assistant to do testing with the students, so that means I'm doing the work of three people--the teacher, my assistant, and me. Add to that having to leave work twice a day to feed Lily and hoping I can get out of there (and back) in time and hoping Lily will eat enough to last her three hours before I can get back home, and you've got one girl who's prayer went like this: God, I'm at the end of my rope here. Please don't ask me to climb it. I just don't think I can do that. Instead, could you just add a little more rope to the end? That's where I am right now. Well, God answered back.
Monday was extremely stressful. When I got home, I realized I had to go back out to get diapers for Lily. She was asleep, so Autumn agreed to watch her and Gabriel. Honestly, it's much easier that way. I made a few phone calls on the way, and was still on the phone while in the store. Picked up the few things I needed and was on my merry way.
When I pulled into the driveway, I looked over at the passenger seat to get the diapers, and lo and behold, I got diapers for Gabriel. (That's what I get for talking on the phone.) I just shook my head and went inside, thinking I'd go back out once Dave got home.
Dave was actually on his way home and he called to see if I needed anything. I told him about the diapers and that I would just go back out later. No need, he said. Apparently, someone from his work had been given diapers for her child, but they were too small. She gave them to Dave for Lily. Size 1. Lily's size.
Now how weird is that?! Very! And in the grand scheme of things, it wasn't much of anything. But to me, it was as if God whispered to me that He's still here. You've got the stress, Jill, I know. Don't forget I'm still here.
Work was a little better on Tuesday and a lot better on Wednesday. I think hearing God's whisper allowed me to shift my focus from the negative I was allowing work to become to something more positive. I love the way He intervenes.


  1. A sweet reminder to all of us. God is probably speaking to us, but we are so busy or on the phone and can't hear or realize it is him. I don't know how you do it. This is a hard life, T18, with so many unknowns. But it is a blessed life and we are grateful to God for all the time he allows.

  2. What a sweet testimony! Thank you for the reminder that God is involved in the stresses of everyday life as well as in the major challenges and problems. And He truly cares and responds...what a wonderful God we serve!

  3. thank you Lord for this reminder! I find myself overwhelmed with emotion as i read this. God's, we just don't deserve it, do we? Yet, He loves us enough to provide AND to remind us that He will continue to do so.

    thank you for sharing this..what may see like a small act of thanksgiving and gratitude on your part...but also know..God LOVES being recognized in the little things.

    just look at that tiny life you get to hold everyday..what glory.

  4. God was simply "considering the Lily." How sweet to know He's there in the "little" things! =)

  5. Beautiful and so true! I pray you continue to feel his hand all hours of the day and night!

  6. Thank you for sharing this; you're an amazing woman for "hearing" his answer! So often we ask and don't wait to be blessed by his help!
    Continuin to send you hugs and prayers

  7. I have been following the blog. You are doing everything right. I hope I get to chat with you all soon.