Oh, No!

Well, I’m still learning life’s lessons. Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always.” Another verse tells us in everything to give thanks. God has been trying to get this through my head for years.

Yesterday we stopped at a DQ somewhere in TN either on the parkway or on I-64, I don’t remember which. I left my purse there and didn’t notice until we had driven about 200 miles. I was panicked. I wept. I fumed at myself and told myself how stupid I was. My husband, God bless him, was not mad at me. He rarely gets mad at me.

We stopped at the next rest area and called the bank to cancel my bank card. We don’t have any credit cards. Needless to say, though, my driver’s license, SS card, store discount cards (rewards cards), photos of grandkids, etc., not to mention remote to the vehicle, house key and so forth, were in my purse.

I pulled up my Microsoft Streets and Trips and went back over our route. Then I started calling the DQ’s in the area where I thought we may have stopped. The third phone call was the right one. They had my purse and may be willing to ship it back to me. What a blessing.

I was trying very hard to be thankful, reminding myself that there are no coincidences or mistakes with God. Everything happens for a reason. Romans 8:28 (my life’s verse) says, “And we know that all things work together for good, to those who love the Lord, and are the called according to His purpose.” So, whether I ever find out God’s purpose or not, I know He is in control. He will work everything out for my good and His glory. Everything will work out okay because He promised it would. (That doesn’t mean I will always enjoy the trip, but ultimately the results will be for my good, even if it takes a while.)

That’s it for today. God bless. Lord willing, I’ll be back Monday.