Today has been a crummy day. I’m dealing with situations left and right that have put me in difficult positions. I’d love to run away and forget the world. Alas, I am part of it. Beyond that, I am an adult, and I need to face what I’ve been given.
In the midst of the figurative storm clouds roiling around me, God spoke. It wasn’t a light-parting-the-sky moment. I didn’t hear what I imagine to be His big, booming voice. But He spoke through someone I indirectly work with.
Through her, He said, “You have a great smile.”
Those five words brought tears to my eyes. Tears because I heard Him in them. Tears because He reached out in a dark moment to whisper His love in my ear. Tears because for the first time in my walk with Him, I realized just how He can use others to touch us. It was a beautiful moment.
I’m working on a project surrounding a verse from James 1. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” What a difficult challenge! But today, God made that easier. I love that I can trust Him to carry me through. I can collapse in His arms and know He’ll supply the strength I need to get through.
That sweet lady will probably never know what those words meant to me at the time, but I just may have to tell her. Isn’t it encouraging when you find out God is using you? It’s tough living day-to-day in this world. And when He moves, there’s nothing like it.
How has God touched your life today?
UPDATE (7/25/2014): Just had the opportunity to share with the woman who encouraged me yesterday. I got goosebumps as I told her. She couldn't stop smiling. I love telling other people how God used them! I plan to do it more often!
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