That wily and sarcastically suave powerhouse of wit and wisdom, Insanitybytes, recently declared that I should not expect a visit from her anytime soon. Whether this is because of the inane amounts of snow that we have had in the last week or because of the wackiness that is my life right now, I am not totally certain.
It’s true, things have been crazy around here for a while. Hectic enough to keep me from keeping to my regular posting schedule. But God is keeping me learning that while I am not enough, He is enough.
Case in point: One of the ways God has been providing for us is through doing pulpit supply at local churches. I was scheduled to preach at a local church this Sunday. I was really looking forward to it, and (honestly) had worked it into my budget. Because of several storms we had over the week, the pastor’s trip needed to be postponed. The good news was I was available to cover when they need me in April, but the bad news was I could no longer count on the income. While I was praying and giving the need over to God, Saturday afternoon, I got a call from another local church that a guest pastor from out of town they had scheduled to come and preach could not get there because of the storm we have been having last night and today. Because the one was rescheduled, I was available to help this other church today. God provided what we needed in the way He has been using but with a new twist in how it came about.
In the end, my trust in God has increased and I am feeling a bit less awkward about the length of time God has had my feet planted in midair. I am smiling at how easily God can turn things around. We need to keep that in mind when things look like things, blessings, provisions, or opportunities seem to be taken away, it may well be because He is rearranging them for us, and not simply taking them away.
The more I simply focus on doing what God wants me doing right now, the more I am learning that God is at work to make sure things I will need tomorrow will be there when they need to be.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own (Matthew 6:33-34, NIV).