the grace to… not freak out

irony. i love irony.

especially when God shows that he has a sense of humor in revealing to me that He is taking care of me, and aware of all that I am and all that I will be. 

so back to irony. this morning as i was getting ready to go to work i was listening to Chuck Swindoll’s podcast, insight for living. he was giving this great talk about how Christ followers are not to worry. that when we worry we prevent ourselves from living in the freedom that Christ has bought for us. this freedom is His truth, a truth that we live in. live in freedom, live in bondage- our choice.

so i think “oh great message, especially for people who have lots to worry about, thank God i’m not worrying right now.”

5 minutes later i pull out of my garage – then bam. my car gets hit by another and my front bumper is hanging off. luckily for some strange gracious reason, i had pulled out very carefully to check to make sure there weren’t any cars.

God works in such gracious and all knowing ways.

He gave me the grace to act beyond my natural self. instead of accusing the other guy of being a terrible driver, we were able to cordially exchange information and get our vehicles taken care of. instead of being overwhelmed and panicky i was somehow able to operate with some fraction of peace. and most of all God was gracious enough to remind me of the careful driving rules i had learned and abandoned in driving school when i was 16.

God provides and He is gracious enough to give us the freedom to not be anxious.

as my dad later said, “Just praise God you’re okay… and now you get a brand new bumper.”

“And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!” Luke 12:25-27

 

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2 responses to “the grace to… not freak out

  1. I’m glad you’re okay…Praise Jesus!

  2. I’m glad you’re OK, too and that you’re getting a new bumper! 🙂

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