Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oh, How HE Works

Last week I had to go to the hospital for a test. My husband dropped me off early in the morning, and my co-worker was going to pick me up and drive me home.
The test didn't take as long as expected, so I called her to come and get me. Of course, when she arrived I was still waiting to be released, and I felt sorry for making her wait. But I made it out a few minutes later and we were on our way.
As we drove, we talked about some troubles her sister has been experiencing. My co-worker feels helpless to do anything, but wants desperately to be able to be a support. I had no words of wisdom to share, just sat as a sounding board. And then we reached my home.
I thanked her once again for driving me home. Especially since it ended up being unnecessary - as I experienced no problems during the testing and could have driven myself home if I'd been able to see into the future. But before I got out of the car, I asked if I could pray for her sister. So we held hands and prayed.
Then, as I was getting out my co-worker said, "God wanted me to pick you up today. I feel so much better now!"

And it occurred to me, maybe the morning's procedures weren't about me and my issues. Perhaps God was arranging time for my co-worker and I to be alone and uninterrupted, so we could talk and pray.

HE has a way of working things out like that, you know!



Leah Adams said...

Yes, He does. I think all too often i try to overthink and overplan, when really all God asks is that I be available. Great thought-provoking post, Karen.

Anonymous said...

So true. Why do we quesstion his ways? He always knows what he is doing and works them out for his glory.
Have a good day.
Pat Walsh

Karen Hossink said...

Leah - To be available. Yes. I love it when I am in a situation that doesn't make sense to me and then the Holy Spirit nudges me and I think, This isn't about me, is it. OK, God. Do whatever You want to do here!

Pat - I never question God in hind-sight. *ahem* Maybe one day I'll be able to not question Him when I'm "in the moment" too. ;o)

happyhome said...

Every thing that happens in our lives is an opportunity for Him to work. I love it when we think we're doing something for one reason only to find out He had something entirely different planned! Then we're reminded of who's really in charge! Have a blessed at friend!

Jodi@ said...

Yes He does!! You were a blessing to your coworker. God is GREAT!

Edie said...

God uses you to be a blessing to so many!