About three few weeks ago, I went for a hike at the park near my home. My cell phone rang and apparently, as I was taking it out of my pocket, my prescription sunglass overlay fell out of my pocket, unbeknownst to me. When I discovered the loss, I was quite perturbed. I circled back on the trail to try to find my glasses, but it was getting dark and the park was ready to close. No luck. The next day, I came out again to retrace my steps in hopes of finding the glasses – still, no luck.
I prayed and prayed. I decided to let the issue go and not fret over it. What was done was done, and it was my fault for not paying attention anyway.
So this past sunday was a lovely day and I decided to go for another hike. Something told me to stop in at the Nature Center. “Do you happen to have a lost and found? I was on the trail a few weeks ago and lost my prescription sunglass overlay. I was wondering if anyone had found them,” I explained to the young lady at the desk.
“Wait here and I’ll check,” she said. Now, after 3 weeks, I didn’t want to get my hopes up that the glasses would be there. I decided to remain calm and wait it faith while she checked.
The young lady emerged looking pretty solemn. Then she raised her hand which held – guess what? My prescription sunglass overlay! Now what are the chances of that? They were intact and not even scratched. I burst out with joy and thanked her profusely.
Now, some call this fate, some call it luck; I call it God. I was teary-eyed as I left the Nature Center. To me, it was God’s grace in action once again. He cares about everything we care about, everything that troubles us. “Cast your cares on Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
What is it that you are fretting about, dear one? Is it a job situation, a loss of some sort, or perhaps a financial issue? Rest in His loving arms, because He does care for you, more than you can ever imagine. When we have done all we can about a situation, it is best to give it up to God and let Him handle it. He can and will!
Drop me a note and let me know what you think of this story and if anything like this has ever happened to you. In the meantime, trust God and keep looking up!