The day was ordinary. Down the hall, I could hear the buzz of children happily playing and the hum of the washing machine busily making things clean. There was no reason to expect any hint of turmoil until I stepped in it. Purple goo oozed between my toes and onto my pant legs. A million scenarios flashed before my mind. Then I saw it. The laundry soap container had plummeted into a dismal sea of purple.
The bottle itself had just come home from the store. And now I found myself mopping up what seemed like gallons of soap. Tears invaded and hysteria settled in my heart. There was no way to salvage the disaster and the $14 to buy a new one would be costly to say the least. Tired hands pressed and mopped at the goo which easily made it’s way into the deepest crevices of the carpet. After what seemed like hours of useless pressing, I gave up. The pressures of the day mounted and I fell into a heap of despair.
Somewhere in-between the brokenness and the crying out, His words seeped through. Baby, I’ve got this. I think I made Him say it again. Or maybe He just did. Baby, I’ve got this. I knew it was true. But it seemed so silly. It’s just laundry soap. It really shouldn’t be such a big deal. But sometimes my lot hardly seems fair and today was one of those days.
Left was a not-even-full cup of laundry soap and a rather damaged vessel.
That was nearly 9 months ago. Days would pass and laundry would pile up. I would empty the tiny cup into the machine with each new load of laundry. And somehow every time I came back, the cup was full again. I would find myself wondering. Didn’t I empty it all? How is this cup full again? But it was full again. Load after load would wash clean. Fall became winter. Winter began to bloom and still the cup did not grow empty. At first it seemed a little funny, but by the time the air grew warm, I knew it wasn’t an accident.
The cup never ran out because He provided.
Friend, this simple story is one of many. The miracle of provision isn’t always in the big things. He might not always drop $1000 check on your doorstep (although He has done that for me), but He will always provide. Even in the seemingly small and mundane things, like laundry soap. His provision is beyond what we can imagine. Do you need to believe that God will provide in your circumstances?
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