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.