Yesterday, I was scrounging around the mall department stores, rushed and frustrated-not a good combo. I was a mom on a mission to find a pair of boys grey slacks for my slender son. The other two sizes I’d found for him were still too wide. I needed the right size pant with an adjustable waistband, and apparently those are few and far between in the color I needed. I only had an hour window before I had to pick up my Sweet Tart at preschool and I really wanted to avoid taking her to the mall at ALL costs. I was not finding what I needed and it felt like no one was working in the children’s departments in ANY of the five stores. The tension was mounting. I had thirty minutes. I decided to chance it and go to another store. I went back to their kids section and I was looking and looking and didn’t see what I needed. I was silently screaming, “Kohls, don’t you know that this wedding is in three days and I literally have no time after 12:45 to shop sans Sweet Tart?!?!”
I suddenly stopped moving right there in the middle of the boys clothing and said (out loud), “JESUS, I need you to help me find my son a pair of grey pants!” I’m not really sure how loud I was, but I do know that I turned around and saw them…grey boys slacks in the size I needed WITH an adjustable waistband. (I swear I heard angels singing be hallelujah chorus.) I paid for the pants, jetted out of there, and picked up my preschooler ON TIME.
As I was driving to the preschool I had to seriously thank Jesus for caring for me so much. He tells me that he wants to provide ALL of my needs, even as something as seemingly insignificant as a pair of pants with an adjustable waistband.
It’s a promise:
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?” (Matthew 6:2, 28-30 NLT)
I don’t see Jesus as a genie in a bottle, but I do believe what He says in his word. He tells me to ask for wisdom about anything with the faith that he will provide an answer:
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.” (James 1:5,6 NLT)
Thank you, Jesus, for helping find gray boys slacks with an adjustable waistband!