“…fear was on every side:…But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand:…Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.
Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.”
Psalms 31:13-16, 19, 24 KJV
Have you ever thanked God for something as small and trivial as toilet paper?
I wasn’t worried, honestly. I was raised in the backwoods in the south. You know what they say, a country boy (girl) can survive! 😂
As I got back into my vehicle heading home, I reflected on the conversation I had with the cashier, those who were in the store, and in line at the local Dollar General. I don’t take things lightly though. I can recognize a blessing when I see one.
A random man and his son came up to me and we were looking at the empty shelves together, where the toilet paper should have been. I told him I wasn’t trying to horde up any, but was running low. He went around the corner and then came back with 3 cheap packs in his hands. He had gotten some, as well….The last packs in the store….Coincidence? I think not.
God knows our every need. He knew I was going to be needing that stuff really soon! And I will say that I have NEVER done without my needs. A lot of WANTS maybe, but never my needs.
The conversation with the cashier started with her talking about being tired and ended up on the pandemic of “THE virus.” Go figure…I quoted a little of that scripture above.
And I truly believe that! If it’s meant for me to pass from this life, I will not go out in fear. I’m packed up and ready to go!
For those out there that may not be. I would say this much, God loves you and He wants you to spend eternity with Him some day—WHEN it’s your time. He knows your needs. He’s just a prayer away, my friend.
FEAR IS NOT OF GOD.
So, be of good courage! He has overcome the world! Your times are in His hand!