On one morning in particular, I was feeling defeated.
Then, I went to my car only to discover it was covered in ice. And my ice scraper….was nowhere to be found. I was already late for work and since it seemed nothing was going my way, I decided not to rush and instead, to let the car run while the ice melted.
I saw my elderly neighbor getting into the car behind me and knew he probably had a scraper but decided not to ask. After all, the week had defeated me and it was only Wednesday.
But, as I sat in my car accepting the day as it was going, I heard a scrape. Then another and another. My 70+ year old neighbor had begun scraping the ice off of my car.
There was something about that gesture at that particular time that gave me some emotional relief. And God knew I needed that.
In no time, I was free from the ice box and ready to drive to work. I thanked my neighbor, thanked God, and went on my way.
On Christmas Eve I ubered to a friend’s house and the plan was for her to drive me to the airport in the morning. We exchanged gifts and guess what she gave me…
If you can’t tell, it’s an ice scraper. I was SHOCKED! At first I thought, I must’ve told her the story and she was thoughtful enough to get me this gift.
Then, I realized I’d only told 1 person about my neighbor helping me Wednesday morning and it wasn’t her.
To be sure, I asked her a couple of times just to make sure and she confirmed she hadn’t heard the story at all.
Almost immediately I knew what God was trying to tell me.
He was saying…
I know what you need and I’ve positioned angels to help you when things don’t go as planned. You are MY child and I’m always looking out for you. On good days and bad. When you’re at your best and at your worst. I am always with you!
Which brings me to this scripture –
“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.”
Isaiah 43:2 NLT
If you’ve felt like you have been on a rollercoaster this last quarter of 2018 this is for you! God is with YOU. He has dispatched angles to help you with your situation. There’s an end. You may not know the end but He does. God knows what you’re going through and He’s walking through the deep waters WITH YOU! You’re coming out on the other side. So praise Him in advance!