“IDON’T understand, Lord! How could this be a part of Your plan for our lives?” I couldn’t believe that we were going to be moving again. Down the road I could see a long line of traffic. All of a sudden, in my rearview mirror, I saw an older woman stumble into a ditch on the side of the road, and then walk out of it. No one stopped to help. So I went back.
Though frightened, she came over when I called out to her. She said she was lost. Together, we located her daughter’s apartment. Now relaxed and in familiar soundings, Mary introduced herself and told me that her husband had died recently and that she was visiting her daughter in order to figure out what to do next. As Mary shared her apprehensions about her future, I did the same. When I got ready to leave, I experienced a flash of insight. God did care and understand. Look at what just happened: I was delayed in traffic, I saw a total stranger at the exact instant she tumbled into the ditch, and then I went back to help when no one else seemed to notice.
If the God of the Universe cared enough to put me where I could help her at the exact instant she needed help, then neither one of us should have any fears about the future. God would send us the help we each needed, at the perfect time, just as He had done this day.