The week before schools and colleges began to cancel classes, my daughter was pressing in hard to meet deadlines for the school convention that was supposed to be held last week. This was a stressful time for her and me both.
When we heard that the convention was cancelled, while I was disappointed for my daughter’s sake, I was also a bit relieved for the sake of my health, which had taken a plunge due to the stress leading up to that time. I told her that we would take a road trip to go get her brother, but my physical and mental energy was nowhere near what it needed to be to take such a trip.
Fortunately, the Lord saw fit to revive my energy and give me everything I needed, including mental clarity and enthusiasm for the entire four-day trip! We had a great trip! It was a peaceful, joyful, energizing time of family unity. The mission was accomplished. We arrived home safely.
Saturday, after we took the rental car back, we spent a lot of time cleaning house and organizing things so that when school work had to resume on Monday, it could be accomplished in an efficient manner.
Saturday afternoon, my back started hurting a lot! I had to lie down two or three times to regroup. Sunday we enjoyed the message our pastor preached on Facebook live. It was very good and encouraging!
My back has not stopped hurting; I don’t put this out there for any sympathy, but rather to give praise to God for the miraculous health that He provided for the task at hand of taking a road trip as the only driver for four days! He is so good!!
Today I am thankful for the good health that God gives me for special tasks that He calls me to do!
I’m thankful for the gift of a special and memorable road trip with my two youngest and for our safe arrival home!
I’m thankful for continued energy to be able to clean and organize the house the day after our safe arrival home!
I’m also thankful for a pastor who loves to preach the word of God and who took it upon himself to find a way to engage the congregation and send out words of encouragement to any who were able to watch (there were 100+ of us)!
How about you? Are you thankful for times of good health, even if you don’t experience it all the time? Are you thankful for times spent with your family, even if it is because of a stay-at-home order? Are you thankful for energy to get things done that the Lord has called you to do? Are you thankful for the opportunity to read the Word of God and to hear it preached?
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 NASB