The Great Lent began for me with a fall on an icy sidewalk and a car breakdown. The repair costs are soaring. How can I afford to fix the car? I confided my worries to friends.
Their response was stern. "You talk so much about God. But how will He help you? Can you envision a divine solution? Sprinkle holy water on your car so the brakes miraculously repair themselves? Where is your God?"
The following morning, I woke up with pain in my neck and head. The discomfort worsened, prompting me to call an ambulance. I ended up in the hospital, sitting in the emergency department, feeling sorry for myself. I cried like a helpless little girl. Lord, I'm weak; why am I enduring this?
And then a thought occurred to me: "My strength is made perfect in weakness."
When there's no energy to paddle, you're left with no choice but to lay back and go with the flow. Perhaps that's what I need now. To let God lead me where it's more beneficial.
Yes, troubles have arisen. Do you hear how it sounds? Troubles. Not the acceptance of events. Not everything going according to my plan. But rather, according to God's plan.
A woman is wheeled in on a stretcher. She screams! A scream born out of excruciating pain. Lord, help! How You alone can help! Make things easier for her! She screams, and I pray. Maybe that's why I'm here?
They call me in for an X-ray, then to the procedure room. They draw blood. It was long overdue to have my blood tested. God arranged a mandatory checkup.
A CT scan is next. I'm slid into the machine, feeling like I'm in a spacecraft! It's amazing! Everything buzzes and flashes! I smiled. Like a child. Thank You, Lord, for this childlike joy.
Diagnosis: concussion, neck muscle strain. But no hematoma. I can recover at home! Thank God!
Friends learned about my distress. They write. So many people! So much kindness. Thank You, Lord, for them! It's heartwarming to feel this again — how many wonderful people You've brought into my life.
A friend contributes part of the money needed for car repairs. Just like that. Isn't that divine intervention? A person's heart, ready to help like this?
Another friend called. How can I assist you? As we discussed the recent events, I learned so much that sounded profound and new. Many life plans emerged.
And I wish to tell my non-believing acquaintances: My God is helping me! Through people and circumstances. If you don't believe, everything seems like mere coincidence. But if you know God, you see the Creator's hand in action.
Any difficult situation is just a turn in the road. How intriguing, what's around the corner? What will God unveil, gift through these events? It's always for the better. God doesn't make mistakes. He presents the best option from all possibilities. Our reaction reflects either trust or mistrust in God. I think I trust. And I feel that with God, everything becomes lighter and more joyful. Thank You, Heavenly Father!
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