Ask me what my God can do with the shattered ruins of your life and I’ll also tell you about my new iPhone.
Recently, while heading to my garage with keys, sunglasses and phone in hand, I fumbled my phone and it fell facedown onto our concrete sidewalk. When I picked it up the glass screen was completely shattered. The broken glass was still in place, but it was split with a hundred lines like a brilliant lighting-lit sky. It stopped me in my tracks as I wondered if I’d still be able to use my phone until I could get a replacement, and as I speculated about the expense of such a replacement.
I was thankful that Bobby, who witnessed the phone-shattering trauma, didn’t give me a disappointed look or even tell me I should have been more careful. He just smiled and said, “Well, that happens sometimes.” We carried my distressed phone to the car and when we returned home later that evening, I wrapped it with clear packing tape.
I told Bobby that the sudden phone-shattering was much like the sudden shattering of our lives when our son Parker was stillborn last October. But as we marveled at my shattered phone screen still in place and now securely held together by the strong tape, we also saw a picture of how God had been firmly holding together our shattered life and dreams, and we trusted again in His promise to make everything new. We remembered again that our God has not failed.
And to further prove this to us, the next day He provided a replacement iPhone for the ridiculously low price of a penny. He even threw in free overnight shipping! I know it wasn’t a coincidence that I was eligible for an upgraded phone and that the only one available was refurbished and cost just a penny. I know I didn’t randomly get transferred to the rep who compassionately offered me free overnight shipping (a $15 value). God was working everything together for my good. God is working everything together for our good.
This providential event isn’t just about getting a new and better phone. It’s about gaining understanding of God’s ways. It’s about knowing Him and His heart for me. It’s about us being inspired by His goodness and generosity to worship and celebrate His name. It’s about realizing again that this is what God can do with shattered dreams and circumstances. He holds everything (it’s all broken) together with His Word. He IS making everything new. What does it cost us but to trust His Word, cling to His promises and lean on His love?
Since this is our reality in Christ who has secured our redemption, and since we have these very great and precious promises from our Father, let us worship Him by waiting in faith for Him to do what He said He would do. We honor Him by waiting patiently, signifying our trust in His flawless character and Word. We love Him by obediently waiting in hope for Him to come and save us, just as He promised.
Post Footer automatically generated by