Don’t kid yourself – God cares!

One of my favorite activities is playing in the dirt. Working in my yard planting flowers and making gardens brings me such joy. Last Fall I started a “little” project that I thought would enhance my front yard tremendously. I’ll just build a retaining wall and fill the area with dirt and plant some beautiful flowers, add a Rose of Sharon, and leave the rose bush and Crepe Myrtle where they are. That will make for a nice garden, I thought while gazing at the sloping ground.

IMGP2250 You may recognize my partially built wall from my post, “Building

Walls”

Now I’m no spring chicken and what muscles my five foot four body had are pretty well shot but I do the best I can. I dug the trench and aligned the blocks, I carried one heavy cement block at a time and positioned each so they were solidly set, one on top of the other. (I have over 800 to do.)

IMGP2298 But then a problem arose.

Do you notice the square cement block sitting in the center? That used to be a cement step outside the basement door. It took a big machine to lift it and place it there. It was the foundation for my Christian birdbath to sit on. IMGP2138

(It’s a non-denominational birdbath so all are welcome)  Now I need to move it! No machine, no big men with muscles rippling under shirt sleeves. Just little old me.

For weeks I’ve cried out to the Lord, “Lord help me. I need that moved and I can’t budge it! Do you have some really strong angels who can help me? Please send them.”

With spring in my step and energy level high I am back working on my garden. But another problem arose.

When I had a truck load of dirt delivered I was told my wall would come tumbling down with that amount of dirt to fill the area. I need to make it a 2 tier garden or have to rebuild my wall with rebar, etc. Back to digging, carrying one heavy block at a time, and finally having the first row done I gaze at the not-so-level cement square sitting in the middle of my garden project.

“Lord? Please, please, please. I’ll leave it right where it is but it needs to be level. The front needs to come up and I can’t budge it. Oh God You have to send me a big strong angel!”

I awoke this morning to the sound of crashing, grinding, and the roar of some big truck outside my front door. Peeking out the window to see what is disturbing the peace and quiet, my eyes can’t believe what they’re looking at!

Four big angels, muscles rippling, shovels in hand. Okay so they are road workers doing work along the road in the subdivision. They look like angels to me! I scream thank you Lord, make a mad dash to the bedroom and throw on some clothes. Throwing open the front door my short, fat little legs   make a bee line for the biggest angel, with the biggest muscles. I smile brightly looking up at him. Batting my seventy year old eyelashes sweetly, I ask if I can barrow his muscles because I don’t have any.

God cares for even those things that we feel are not important enough to go to Him about. He says to pray about EVERYTHING. I needed muscles! Muscles that could lift the edge of that cement square so I could level it.

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GOD ANSWERS EVEN OUR SMALLEST PRAYERS!

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“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9

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20 thoughts on “Don’t kid yourself – God cares!

  1. Awesome. I loved this and it really spoke to me this afternoon. Thank you.

  2. Oh my goodness! God is full of wonderful surprises to remind us we are uniquely cared for. Beautifully written and inspiring story. 🙂

  3. That He is. I sure didn’t expect to wake up to some “angels.” I’m definitely grateful!

  4. Sue, Sue, Sue. My how I wish I could help you; but you didn’t need mine because The Lord provided even stronger men. Great post and I still wish I could help you with the smaller part, which is big. You’re a tough “girl”. It will look very pretty. Lord bless you and keep you safe. 🙂

  5. Thank you Levi. How sweet of you to even want to help. I’m sure I could use some of your farm equipment around here at times. 🙂 The Lord does look after me. I just have to wait for His timing and beg a whole lot. lol I shall persevere and get this “little project” done eventually and it WILL be pretty, if it kills me! lol

  6. The Lord hears every beggar’s prayer. Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” If we are not too proud to ask, He answers. Praise The Lord! Where there is a will there is a way with The Lord.

  7. He always comes through.

  8. He certainly supplies our need . . . and not always just as we envisioned.
    We serve an incredibly omnipotent God who loves us with an everlasting love.

  9. Yes we do. Thank you for stopping by.

  10. Erica Dunomes

    God bless you, Sue!

  11. I love how He sent you strong angels . ..and willing ones! Thank you for sharing your story, so I won’t think my little projects that sometimes get too big for me, are of no concern to HIM. God bless you!

    • Hi Debbie: My “little” projects seem to always turn into BIG projects and it’s always a good reminder that He always comes through. Thanks for your comment and yes, He is concerned, even in the little things we do.

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