Out-of-the-blue Blessings

My day was pretty rough.

Firstly, my friend and I had to sprint across campus for our first class of the year because we went to the wrong building. We’re sophomores, but it was a complete freshman move.

So there was that.

And yesterday, I completely rearranged my schedule. I am a planner to the core, so that was so unlike me. In effect, stress has been invading my thoughts as I’ve attempted to figure out books for the semester, times, and my crazy schedule. Let’s just say that I allowed defeat to enter my brain. I allowed Satan to tell me lies that I can’t succeed. But really, I can’t succeed without the Lord (especially today; I’ve been very aware of needing His strength). He is my strength, my joy, my song. 

So along came 3:00, and I plodded over to Ben Brown Plaza (the center for exciting things on Samford’s campus) and sat for an hour, feeling emotionally miserable. After talking to my best friend for a little bit, Daniel Fox came over, set down his choir binder, and said he’d be back in a few minutes.

This sweet kid came back with 2 glasses of milk and 2 cookies.

I was blown away with this kind of grace, this kind of friendship. 

So I ventured to tell him about the progression of my day and how I was amazed at the Lord’s encouragement through him. It was seriously a breakthrough. It completely shifted my focus from “me me me me me” to love and service.

To sum this all up, God brings light out of somewhat-hopeless-and-emotionally-dramatic situations. I didn’t trust God enough today that He would come through for me, even in small situations that feel huge. But in His own way (which is always the best), He saved the day. He sure knows how to romance my heart.

And you know what? Now that I think about it, I remember craving milk and cookies yesterday, which is weird because I’ve only eaten this delectable snack twice in my life.

Now I can make it three times.