Look In The Trunk
Thursday, 17 September 2015 16:00
by M.R. Jackson
“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (ESV)
One year, as I was preparing for the winter season, I was looking for my winter gloves. I could not remember where I had stored them. I had purchased the gloves years ago and they had managed to last through several winters. I looked in all the possible places they could be, and after an exhaustive search, I was still unable to find them. Eventually, I settled on buying a new pair.
When I made the trip to the local department store, I was quickly made aware of the fact that my particular brand of gloves were no longer offered by the manufacturer. I conceded to defeat and made my way back home. I then prayed to the Lord, “Where are my gloves?” He answered, “Look in the trunk.” I asked Him why they would be in the trunk. He impressed me again to “look in the trunk.” I went out to my car, opened the trunk and there were my winter gloves, inside a box that I keep in it.
When we pray to God, why are we surprised when He answers us? The Lord may give us an answer that seems strange to us, but He knows. Not only does God know everything, but He is concerned about the things that concern us: even something as small and seemingly insignificant as a pair of gloves.
I learned a valuable lesson that day. If I had only asked God first, instead of trying to work it out in my own strength, I would have saved myself a wasted trip to the store and all that time going around in circles.