Question Answered October 2005
I was painting a room and the roller kept slipping down requiring me to tap it on the roller pan to secure it to the handle. After several slippages, in anger, I hit it on the plastic roller pan, breaking the pan. As I scrambled to keep paint from leaking on the carpet, I stepped in the paint further exasperating my situation.
I discovered I had no replacement pan, (more stress), and had to go to the local dollar store for another. Upon arriving in town and seeing traffic everywhere, I remembered the town’s Famous Fall Fling was going on and cars were parked everywhere! I needed to park and get my roller pan and get back home before the paint dried.
Still fresh from my recent temper flareup, I reluctantly prayed, “Lord, I’m sorry but could you favor me with a parking place?” There wasn’t much faith in that prayer but, wouldn’t you know, as I rounded the corner, a truck pulled out right in front of the dollar store! I was broken. I said, “Jesus, I thank you but why did you do this for me when I’ve been so bad?” He spoke to my spirit, “Son, I love you all the time, no matter what you do.”
I’m tearing up now as I write this. The love of God is so great, there’s nothing we can do to diminish it and His favor is there for the taking. Ask God to forgive you and except what He wants to give you.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17