God is faithful. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and His grace is sufficient for all our needs. He can be trusted in all things, big and small, and, sometimes, it is the seemingly small things that can become the biggest blessings…even a pink toothbrush!
Sometimes, when our world is spinning out of control and all we can manage to do is hang on, even small things can become a huge worry. Sometimes that “last straw” can truly bring us crashing down.
Yet, God sees all. He understands our hearts, knows what we can handle, and it’s in those most difficult moments when He holds us the closest and loves us the sweetest.
I have a dear sister in Christ who is a beautiful, brightly-shining light for Jesus. She is the picture of a Proverbs 31 woman loving her family through times of blessings and times of struggle. Recently, her family has been in a season of hardship and struggle, yet they remain faithful, their trust in God secure and steadfast.
They are a picture of a modern-day family struggling to make ends meet in a financially unstable world. They share the love of Christ with those around them when, like so many of us, that is all they have to share. They are a family clinging to God through the storm and trusting Him to provide… and that is exactly what He does!
God has been so faithful to provide exactly what they need, when they need it most.
In one of those moments when one more thing is one more than we can handle, my dear friend broke down when she realized her sweet baby girl was in need of a new toothbrush. The budget, however, was spent and there was truly nothing left. So, she did the only thing she could, she cried out to God, and just cried, as she asked for help.
God in His awesomeness heard her, just as He hears us all in our deepest times of need, and He answered in a powerful and sweet way. Not with a loud boom, but with a sweet whisper of love, and with the body of Christ answering their call to love one another.
Bible study that evening brought more than the usual blessing of fellowship. She arrived with a heavy heart and anxious thoughts, but left refreshed, loved, and carrying a bag of groceries! Because of the love and obedience of a sister in Christ, her family now had the essentials, but God had even more in mind.
Inside the bag of groceries was, you guessed it, a brand new toothbrush. But this was not just any toothbrush~this was a beautiful, sparkly, little girl’s pink toothbrush– exactly what she needed most at that moment, and absolutely no one knew the need but God!
That is the loving, amazing God we serve! That is the power of Christian brothers and sisters simply living in obedience and being the hands and feet of Jesus! That is love.
We don’t need millions of dollars or fancy cars. We don’t need big ornate homes or an ocean view. We simply need to trust that the same God who holds the earth in the palm of His hand, also holds us and cares for us deeply, providing for our every need.
He loves us more then we can imagine or even understand. He loves us too much to always give us what we want, but He always gives us what we need even when that is just a sweet reminder of that very love- even a pink toothbrush…. no, espeially a pink toothbrush!
LORD, I am in awe of Your goodness and Your unfathomable love for me! You see my deepest desires and You lavish Your love and blessings on me. You hold me tightly through the storm, sometimes even calm the storm, but either way, Your love sustains and provides. Lord, help me see Your blessings all around and not be so busy or distracted I miss them. Help me not be so consumed in the “big” things that I miss the mighty display of Your love in the seemingly small things. Help me to remember that the small things are really what life is all about! Thank You God that You hear my cries, thank You for Your love and mercy, and Lord, thank You for pink toothbrushes exactly when we need them! In the name of Jesus, AMEN.
Have you ever had a “pink toothbrush” moment? What did God do? I would love to hear it!