Tuesday, October 4, 2016

He Works All Things Together...

The last few weeks have not been awesome. I haven't felt well.  My allergies are out of control.  Things at work have been hectic but I generally like it that way.  Something shifted over the past few weeks and hectic was making me grumpy instead of satisfied that I was helping people.

All this came to a head Thursday.  After a crazy busy day, I left work crying.  An unfounded comment had flattened me.  Ryan picked me up and we drove an hour to Zac's football game.  I have a told you how much I love that man?As we drove down highways and through the countryside, I poured out my heart to him.  He's a good listener.  He's also a good fixer but he didn't fix right away.  He listened first.  What a gift he is!

After he let me cry myself out and take a few minutes to rest, he offered me a break.  B had been invited to a birthday party Friday night. Ryan would take him to the party and I could stay home, rest and get somethings done.

It turned out to be a great night.  Since our high school football team had an off week, both big boys were home. We ordered pizza.  Sam drove me to the store to get some drinks.  We ate pizza and watched a movie.

During the movie, I worked on my curriculum boxes for Valuable.  I even ran to the store in the middle of the movie to get supplies for the upcoming month.  But I got back in time for the last powerful scene.

I loved the chance to stay home, get things done and spend time with the big boys.  Ryan loved taking B to the party.  It was a win - win.  But I don't think we would have gotten there if I hadn't been upset.  Isn't it cool how God uses everything for our benefit?  My rough patch at work led to Ryan giving me a chance to take care of myself.

I am constantly amazed at God's power to work all things together for my good.  This is truly amazing grace!

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