For anyone who has been following my blog, you may have noticed it has been a while since my last post. Something happened last month just before Christmas, on December 22nd. My secretary had her baby five weeks early, and it was a shock because there was so much to get done before the baby was due. Not only did her family have so much more to prepare, but we had been looking for a replacement for her for over a month and still had not found anyone. We had hoped that we would be able to find someone before she had the baby so she could train the new person, but obviously God had other plans.
The day before the baby was born, I was desperate and feeling helpless. We still had not found a replacement, so I started writing in my journal asking God for someone who would be willing to help. On Christmas Eve night, I received an email from someone who had been recommended to me by a friend of mine. Now she is typing this blog post for me! Little did I know that this opportunity came to her in God’s perfect timing as well. To be honest, I was not trusting God that He would provide someone because taking this job would be a big commitment for anyone, especially someone who didn’t already know me. After all, why would someone be willing to help me anyway? What kind of person would want to do that? A very special person indeed.
God proved me wrong and showed me that I should have been trusting Him the whole time. We must learn the lesson that God’s timing is always perfect, and ours is not. God tells us in His Word:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV
If any of you are interested, I want to tell you a little bit about how it’s going with my new secretary, Rachel. We found out that God has quite a sense of humor. Rachel previously worked at Motherhood Maternity, a clothing store for pregnant women. Several months ago, my former secretary, who still worked with me at the time, went into the store to do some shopping, and Rachel was the one who helped her. They had talked about God, signing and church. Later on when Rachel found out about the job with me, she remembered the name of my former secretary and got to reconnect with her and meet her baby! Additionally, the interpreting friend of mine who recommended me to her is one of her closest friends, and another woman who had interpreted for me was her mentor for her ASL interpreting internship. We also have a lot in common and really enjoyed sharing our testimonies with each other.
So, long story short, God is good. Praise Him for providing when I didn’t expect it. Every day I learn to trust the Lord more and more. My life is completely in His hands.