June 24, 2010

God's in the details...

This morning I can say without a doubt I'm thankful that I serve a God who's Lord over the little things just as much as the big things.

A little back story - I'm the type personality that tends to refocus my worry rather than turn it over to God completely.  For example instead of worrying about visiting the chemo ward to get my infusion, I decided to worry about parking.

Thanks right - parking. 

The parking garage next to the medical office charges an hourly rate.  Last time I was at the doctor there it was $3 for the duration of that visit.  I've been scheduled for 5 infusions over the next two weeks, with a follow up doctor visit the following week.

Those $3 charges were quickly adding up in my head.  To distract me from the fear of the infusion (would it hurt?  could they get a good vein?) I starting worrying about the over $20 in parking charges I would have accumulated over the next few weeks. 

As I was checking in, the infusion registration clerk asked me for my parking ticket.

"Its in the car.  You validate?  I can have my husband go get it."

Instead, she gave me a ticket to give to the parking attendant.  A "get out of the garage free" ticket if you will.

Then I asked if they validated for office visits too, or just infusions. 

Office visits too?  Sure enough.

Funny I didn't know it the first visit, yet she offered it up without me asking this time.

It was like God jumping up and down waving His arms.

See, you can trust me with all your fears, all your worries.

Was it just a coincidence?  Maybe, but more and more I'm starting to learn that God uses all situations to bring Himself glory.

The truth is - He's big enough to carry my burdens (big or small) for me.  If it takes a nice clerk offering to validate my parking ticket to remind me of that, coincidence or no, that's a blessing.

And for that, I am incredibly thankful.

Thankful thursdays are hosted this month by Grace Alone


  1. I love this post Brooke. I do believe that He's in all things big and small, from helping me carry my second baby all the way to 41 weeks, all the way down to the time a person made popcorn in their hot teeny tiny office just at the exact second I realized my child has pooped and I have no diapers with me and we're about to smoke the office out!

    Love you girl. Thinking about you all the time! Can't wait till you're all mended.

  2. I LOVE those little love notes from God!!! What an amazing blessing and encouragement they are! And always exactly when we need them most. Truly a thing to be grateful for ~ and LIVE in gratitude for!!

    I trust all went well yesterday. ♥

  3. It's usually the small things that make make my heart sing :)

  4. Brooke you have great insight. It definately is in the little things, most of the time I think and when we can recognize that we can definately be more Grateful for everything!
    I'm sorry you have to have so many infusions but happy that you found what's wrong and there is a solution!
    Have a super happy day!!!

  5. This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this and for your comments to me! I am so glad I came to visit you this morning!

  6. i love how God works! and i love how you took the time listen to him.

  7. I call those "coincidences" "God-incidences!" Yes, he takes care of all our worries - big and small! Thanks for sharing.

    Living for Him, Joan

  8. I really like this post, blessings to you. What part of Tennessee are you in? I live in Chattanooga.

  9. I don't think I will ever fully grasp it. He made the stars, the universe, the world, and yet he still loves me and wants to know everything about me, every part of my life.
    God is so good.

  10. what a fantastic reminder that He really is in all the details!

  11. (ps, i'm marveling at a $3 parking garage fee. i can't remember the last time i got out of a garage for under $8--and that's pretty rare!)

  12. Oh, yes! God is faithful in the small things that are nevertheless important in our lives.

  13. Amen to that! Thank you for the post. :-)

  14. Praise the Lord for what He did for you, Brooke!

  15. Great post and reminder. Life is good!

  16. I love it when God steps in and lets you know he is in control. Glad you are on the mend. Hope the next few weeks fly by fast for you.

  17. I think God's trying to tell you not to worry about ANYthing!! I'm so jealous of the free parking! I feel like we have to take out a loan just to pay for the parking for all of my mister's visits!! {We typically pay $5-9! The most we've been charged was $12 the day of his initial radiation surgery, but a friend paid my ticket that day! What a blessing!!} I've been wanting to do some kind of "Thankful Thursday" or something, so I may join up next time!

  18. I love this post because it gets me reflecting on the little details of my life that God has taken care of. Isn't it amazing? He loves us so much.

  19. Hi Brooke,

    Praise God for working so wonderfully for you! Thanks for this precious reminder that we serve a God who's Lord over the little things just as much as the big thing and He's big enough to carry our burdens (big or small) for our. I need to hear this today and remember this constantly. This is such a great comfort and encouragement.

    Thanks for your visit. Glad you live in the mountains and have a constant reminder of the beauty of his creation. Must be a very beautiful sight each day. May god continue to bless you in many wonderful ways. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

    Warm regards,

  20. Ugh, that is SO true! And often when this happens to me, I go, "Well, duh!" But I still forget.
    Hoping all goes well for you.
    Here's my list.

  21. What a beautiful post and awesome reminder for you...well, for all of us! :)

  22. Sometimes God needs to just give us a little push and sometimes he has to SHOVE it down our throats. HE IS IN CONTROL...Move over so he can!! It's a lesson I have been learning over and over and over again this year!
    Hope the infusion went well!

  23. Amen. I watch our Lord handle so many of the details. It's neat to catch Him doing His amazing work, even in the details.

    See you this week at my place. Hugs. Lynn


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