Isn’t it easy to rely on ourselves and forget who is really in control? I spend a lot of time worrying about things that I have no business worrying about, and in fact I am sinning against God because I am putting my trust in myself or another person instead of putting my trust in the Lord.
I was reminded of this last night when I was at my church packing shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse. This was our second night of packing, and we had restocked with plenty of soap and washcloths and toothbrushes and toothpaste, but it looked like we were running out of little toys to put in the boxes. I looked at the mounds of hygiene items we had remaining, and the stacks of empty boxes behind me, and I started to panic. What are we going to do? I thought. I immediately started to form a plan in my head. One of use can go to the Dollar Store and buy a bunch of toys. We can just stay late to get it done.
As I was just about to voice my concerns and my solution to my church family (love them, by the way) in walked another woman from our church and her daughter with huge bags of socks, toys, etc. I immediately saw what God had done. Wow, that was humbling. There I was, spending my energy trying to solve a problem, and God already had it solved. He was at work the entire time (through someone else, might I add-another humbling thought).
We ended up with over 100 boxes!
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