Monday was a weird day for me. Bobbie left the house and went to a neighbor across the street. They were kind because the neighborhood understands our situation and is very compassionate and protective of him. But what I didn’t know was when he left the house he took my trusty cellphone with him and tossed it to infinity and beyond. So, when my girlfriend picked me up and I couldn’t find my phone, I assumed it was in the house somewhere, like it always was, and I’d find it when we got back home.

After we got back from shopping I began looking for my cellphone and couldn’t find it anywhere. All of the usual places I would leave it—none of them turned it up. So, I immediately went on my laptop to Find My Phone Google–if it’s in the house I could ring it, but I didn’t hear anything. Obviously, it was not in the house. The satellite photo showed exactly where the phone was, but I could not search for it because it was too dark. The phone was four miles from the house, in the grassy knolls, right next to the highway, in front of a church! Apparently, someone found the phone then tossed it because they couldn’t break the code. The phone was at 28%.

The next morning I called my pastor’s wife, who wanted an update, as she was concerned and they were praying I’d find the phone. I gave her the directions and she walked all over the place and could not find it…until I hit the ring button on my computer and my Star Wars ringtone came blasting through. The phone was still working, in the case, but the face of the phone was gone. Probably run over by a car. The phone was now at 8%.

When she brought me the phone all of the lights and everything was still working. Even the alarm I set to give Bobbie his meds, still went off at 11:30 like always. We were both amazed—after all that cellphone had been through, it was still working at full capacity. Broken, but still doing what it was designed to do.

Similarly, sometimes we feel like we’ve been thrown off life’s highway. By a spouse, a boyfriend/girlfriend, a BFF, a job, or even family. Lost, needing help, yet no one is able to find us in our grassy knolls of trouble. When we fell into those grassy knolls, it felt like our faith was almost gone. If we could just hold on long enough to remember, that when we cry out to God of all creation, He knows exactly where we are…For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. (2 Chronicles 16:9 NKJV) He picks us up no matter how disfigured troubles have made us, or how shattered our lives might seem. We may have been broken, but by His grace, we are still able to stand. (Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV)

Thank you so much for your continued readership and support. Until next week…blessings and peace!

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