I don't move. I look at the top of the coat on my lap and search for the needle. Maybe it fell to the floor and into the carpet. No! My eyes scan the carpet underneath me hoping to see the glisten of the needle. Where is it LORD? Maybe it got caught in the coat as it fell to the floor. I slowly flip back the section that I was sewing and search some more. I push on the floor with my feet to roll the chair back a little. Please show me where it is LORD. I carefully lift the coat off of my lap watching to see if anything falls. More frustration. I wonder how long I will have to search.
My eyes happen to look at the spool of thread sitting on the desk. There is the needle laying on the desk right next to the spool. I had watched it fall off the desk. Oh LORD thank you so much! Tears.
Without a doubt God picked up that needle and placed it on the desk. This is not the first time He has done that for me. That He would stoop to pick up a needle that I had dropped, and lay it in a place where no one would get stuck by it, and where I would see it, is a most profound statement of His Love and His Care for me. He knew how badly I needed to see that right now. If He is so concerned about and involved in this little problem, why would He not also be concerned about and involved in the big one that looms over me? That was what He was saying. I love the way He speaks.
Thank you so much my LORD. Thank you.
Casting all your care on him; for he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him. Nahum 1:7
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22