I had worked for months organizing a conference for a non-profit organization. After it was over, I still had follow-up work. Now all I could do was sit at home and keep my yellow cast elevated. After two weeks, there was still no way I could drive with that cast. It would take my husband an extra hour and a half to drop me off at work and pick me up each day. Circumstances forced me to leave my job two months early.
My entrance into the world of stay at home moms was different than I expected. A huge pregnant belly and a cast from the knee to the toes made baby preparations and housework problematic! Even after I got my cast off, I couldn’t walk well until after the baby was born.
Life has a way of taking unexpected turns.
- You get a scary diagnosis.
- Your family gets relocated.
- You lose your job.
- You lose a baby.
You didn’t plan for things like this, so it feels like the rug has been pulled out from under you, but God’s got you covered. Take a look at these verses:
When Life takes unexpected turns, you can expect God to show up.
He rides across the heavens to help you. In the middle of your unexpected, unplanned, or unwanted circumstances, God’s got you covered.
Life is unpredictable, but God is unchanging.
Nothing changes His love for you. When you’re in trouble, God is so intent on helping you that He’ll cross heaven and earth to do it. When changes come on fast and hard, and your confidence crumbles, God is your refuge. When you’re too tired to keep going, his everlasting arms are under you. In fact He’ll even carry you if that’s what it takes.
And when your heart is aching, that’s when God is the closest. He is close to the broken-hearted. (Psalm 34:18)
My family just got some news that threw us for a loop. We’re facing lots of questions. What is best for our family? What is best for the little church we lead? We don’t know the answers, but we know God does.
God’s got us covered.
I don’t know what unexpected circumstances you might be facing today, friend, but you can expect God to show up for you. His everlasting arms are right there holding you up. He’s got you covered.
Now it’s your turn. Has life thrown you a curve ball lately? How did you get through it?