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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Monday, March 23, 2009

God Knows What We Need and His Timing is Always Perfect

Since I don't believe in coincidence, I have a neat story for you from my day.

Several weeks ago, I was in Texarkana where I lost the key to our Friendswood PT clinic.  I had to put my dad's house key on my key ring and all I could figure was that it must have come off then.  I combed my car for it, but had no luck in locating it.  

Well today was the first time that I had to work in that particular clinic since losing the key, which I completely forgot about.  On the way to work I was praying for Ruthie and telling God all the reasons I thought He should process this thing on my timetable.  I arrived at the dark, locked clinic and suddenly had my prayer interrupted by the memory that I didn't have the key.  Resolved to have to wait until the secretary got there, I turned off my car and dropped my hand into my console--->  onto a key.   You can imagine how shocked I was at the irony of that moment.  I have looked in that console 50 times since losing that key and have never seen it.  Then it hit me, 

God knows exactly what I need and His timing is always perfect.  

I believe that God allowed me to lose that key so He could use it as an object lesson to remind me of His Faithfulness right now at a time when I so desperately need to remember that He has a plan for Ruthie's life and for my life and it is indeed perfect.  


Natalie said...

Hi Ginny,

I don't know if you remember me but we met years ago when you and Trent were in Huntsville for something. I've known Trent and the rest of the Henderson's my entire life.

I've been keeping up with your blog and I just wanted you to know how much this particular post touched me. Thanks for the reminder that God is faithful and that He is always in control.

All the best,

Natalie :)

Naomi said...

Ahhh... what a wonderful lesson for me also!! I have so been working on my timetable of when to go to China!! First it was the 7th April just in time for her 1st Birthday and now it is before May 10th because we have my in laws flying over from the States!! I have all these great plans but the Lord keeps showing me that they are not His. When will I learn?!!! Now I am just hoping that it will be this year sometime.... ha ha...!!

Thank you for sharing!

with love,

colleen goodwin said...


My name is Colleen Goodwin. Frank Aragon asked that my husband and I pray for your family. we just returned from China in October 2008 with our little elijah, a 2 y/o Waiting Child from Suzhou City, China. He has been a magnificent blessing from our Lord. Anyway, we will be praying for you guys. Look me up on Facebook if you'd like to chat:

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Best of luck, you have such a blessing and tremendous amt of love waiting for you in China!!

Frank and Sara said...

We prayed for Ruthie as a family tonight, and agree in faith that we trust God's timing.

Thanks for sharing this object lesson.

Cheri said...

Ginny, it is so hard to give it over to the Lord at times. When you do that is when you learn the most (I'm sure you already know that). Waiting for our children is always so hard, first time arouund or the tenth time around. We will be praying for your family. :)

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