Some days are just crazy, and some days God just knows you need a little pick-me-up. Today was one of those days for me….too much to do and to little time to get it done in. (Actually that’s the story of my life, not just my day!). I felt like I was drowning in my “to do” list. When I get this way, I start to doubt myself and my abilities. The devil knows my insecurities and loves to attack me when I am stressed. I know I can’t be the only person he attacks like this.
I am right in the throes of this when I look down at my phone. I see that I have a message request from someone I don’t know. I check the message and God touches me right to the depths of my heart with the message I read. It was from a friend of my dad. My dad passed away exactly two months ago today. And at almost the exact time of the day as he passed, I got this message. This man had just found out on about my dad’s passing, and wanted to offer me his condolences. He also wanted me to know that every time he spoke with my dad, my dad told him how proud he was of me. Oh, how that blessed me! Every little girl wants to make her dad proud, right?
So you see, the devil may have been trying to make me feel bad about myself. But my God is mightier that that ole devil ever will be. He used the kind words of a stranger to remind me of who I am. He reminded me of a father’s love. He brought comfort to my weary heart. Thank you, Father, that you never leave us and that you know just what our heart needs and when it needs it.
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. (Psalm 119:75)