God Provides Beforehand – Part II

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)


Last time we were together, I talked about how the power company informed us hours before a power outage that a crew was already assigned and fixing a problem that didn’t exist yet.  Then, the power was restored quickly and we weren’t notified of the solution until hours later, when we were already enjoying the blessing of full electricity.

God used this event to remind me of a truth I already knew but needed to remember.  He is already informed about our challenges, our problems in life.  I will go even further to say that He is aware of them before we even know there is an issue to worry about!   He already has a crew assigned before the first signs of danger appear and sometimes, He gives us reassurance ahead of time that He’s got this, before we have time to consider what it is that He has.  Then, He has already restored full power to us while we are peacefully resting, trusting His plan.


When things happen in life that are unexpected, I’m assured that they really aren’t a surprise to Him.  He knew about them ahead of time and He already has a solution in the works that is the best for everyone involved.  I have the choice to rest peacefully and let Him work or stress out and take control, getting fatigued and angry.

I may never know why the series of events happened the way they did that particular night.  However, it has just reinforced to me that nothing can come into my life that God isn’t already aware of and taking care of for me, before I even know there is danger.

That, my friends, is a great place to rest – no matter what text message comes across my screen.

© Cheri Swalwell 2017



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