A man approached
me and offered to help as I was moving my baby boy into a fourth
grocery cart; each one previously had a broken safety belt or a
bad wheel and I was becoming frustrated. He held the cart so it
wouldn't go down the incline as I latched Joshua in and transferred
the diaper bag, keys, and purse over. "Thanks so much,"
I said. "I sometimes think moms should have a third arm the
first year." "Yeah," he replied. "And I just
have one." I looked down at his arms and noticed one had the
sleeve just pinned. "Oh," I flustered. "Well, thanks
so much for your help."
the odds? I thought to myself as I breezed into the store. Was
he insulted? Did I sound ungrateful?
Then I paused
to realize I was thinking of myself, not of him. What an amazing
man God placed in my path to be my third arm. Despite having just
one hand to reach out with, he did it generously and it was just
what I needed at the moment. Isaiah 49:11 says, "I will turn
all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised up."
Faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains, but sometimes
in life the mountains stay regardless of how much faith we have.
It's then we must take what we have and plow down the weeds and
make them into roads.
has proven that the power of believing that all things are possible
with God's help is one of the best things you can do for your health!
According to an article in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity
a survey of 78 research studies found that religion significantly
enhances physical health, partly due to imparting a healthy outlook
can be hard not to get caught up in all of the things that we can
no longer do. But as L.B. Cowman writes in Streams in the Desert,
"Life is not wreckage to be saved out of the world but an investment
to be used in the world." Regardless of the limitations you
may have, lift up your heart and say, "Use me, Lord."
He knows the perfect way to give you passion while fulfilling His