You never know when God will step in and completely disrupt your plan. The important thing to remember is that God allows things to happen for a reason and we can trust that that reason is good.

Why is this on my mind today? Well, I was in the middle of a trip to my first “official” ministry volunteer opportunity and somewhere in Michigan my car decided it needed a “Sabbath” rest. I simply stopped for some coffee and when I got back in the car, it decided to not start.

Yep! God put the brakes on my trip and now I find myself sitting in an automotive repair location, wondering how much this is going to set back my already tight budget…

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28, NIV)

That’s a bit of a comfort in the middle of the mess, but there is still the fear of the unknown. How much will this cost? Should I continue with the trip or just go home? What good could come from this?

Even with all the questions circling in my head, I’m still content in my situation. I know that God is watching out for me. The comfort of knowing that nothing escapes his attention gives me a sort of piece in the midst of chaos. It’s hard to explain.

As you go throughout your day, know that whatever happens, God is aware of it and working on your behalf – even when it doesn’t necessarily seem obvious.

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