Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What a coincidence!

Do you believe in coincidence? Ever have certain things just line up the way you hoped they would? Are even the bad things turning out for your benefit?

This was one of those mornings. The alarm clock sounded promptly at 6:00. Instead of hitting the snooze button, I accidentally turned it off. Coincidentally, my husband Greg had his alarm set for 6:45 so I still managed to leave for my meeting on time.

My little red car twisted and turned down the back roads until I reached the highway. I came up to the traffic light I usually have to sit through… but not today. Like Moses parting the Red Sea, the light stayed green allowing me to go ahead of the long line of cars merging onto the highway.

When the construction traffic brought the highway to a stop, I had the chance to take a different route to not sit in the gridlock. I just happened to see a new road that had opened up by coincidence. Because of the detour I even made it to the meeting on time.

The truth is—there is no coincidence. Things line up and work out because God allows them to. The Creator of the heavens and the earth can move us forward or slow us down according to His plan for us. He opens doors of opportunity and closes doors of temptation. His hand gently guides our path, even when we don’t know He’s there. He uses every situation to grow us closer to Him.

Still think it’s a coincidence that you are where you are right now? Think back on your day, your week—do you see Him there? We may not always know what He’s up to, but we can always know He’s there! We only need to follow where He leads…

Be blessed,
Jennifer

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

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