Somehow I forgot how amazing it is to witness God in action through blessings when life throws you a hurdle. In His perfect timing, I was reminded today that He’s with me always and when I focus on Him, my faith becomes the most precious and powerful gift I’m able to offer the world. Since as long as I can remember, I’ve watched miracles happen all around me, for me, and through me. It’s a beautiful and amazing thing to watch and be a part of. Just being able to feel His presence is enough to recharge my faith when I didn’t even realize how desperately I needed it right now. But when He appears in a way that’s so obvious I can’t deny it being anything other than His handiwork, I’m able to boldly give Him thanks and praise to make certain that whoever I’m with recognizes that God just touched their life.
I met a good friend at Starbuck’s yesterday morning to get caffeinated and talk through some serious issues we both were struggling with. The coffee shop was packed so we just posted up in my car parked outside. Of course I always like to listen to music even if it’s just background noise so I never completely turned the car off. Thirty minutes into our talk the music stopped and we realized my car was dead. The two of us began wandering around the parking lot asking anyone coming or going if they had jumper cables to start my car. I think it took asking five different drivers before we found a couple who not only had jumper cables but also had AAA coverage! Because of where I was parked, there was no way for their truck to get close enough for the cables to reach. Without a bit of hesitation, the man got on the phone with AAA asking for assistance. However, the person on the phone said it might take up to 45 minutes before a technician would be available. By the grace of God, this couple dropped everything they probably had to do and waited the whole 45 minutes with us before help arrived. It took all of 5 minutes to get my car up and running again.
My friend was completely astonished that these random strangers took that much time out of their day to help us when most people wouldn’t have even gone to those lengths for someone they knew. We were so blessed not only by the experience we had but also by showing my friend what God can do if you just believe and trust in Him. Blessings are merely God in action. I needed to see this myself as well to restore and strengthen my own faith. Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m being tested. Some days I’m just barely holding on but now I remember that God’s been holding me through it all and I have nothing to fear. In His perfect timing, my spirit has been renewed with hope for brighter days.