Contributed by Peggy
She was a young teacher, very excited about her first job, but far from home and all alone. Her husband was in Ohio and would not be home for three more weeks, though classes for her started the following day. The school was only a twenty-minute drive from her home located in the seminary housing mobile home park, but she had no way to get to her new job—their only car was in Ohio with her husband.
Time was running out and she knew no one. She had moved to Fort Worth, Texas several days earlier with a great deal of anticipation of this new adventure. And now it was Sunday night and she was filled with anxiety to the point of panic. Since there seemed to be nothing else to do, she decided to wash a load of clothes at the laundromat in the mobile home park. As she watched the clothes tumbling in the dryer, she was overwhelmed at the possibility of failing to get to her new school.
Before long, another lady came in to do her laundry and noticed that the young lady was upset and asked if there was anything she could do. She shared her story with Nancy and soon discovered that Nancy was a teacher in the same school district! In fact, Nancy was in a car pool with three other ladies and they were looking for one more rider.
The interesting thing about this story was not the fact that the young lady found a ride to her new job or even that it might have saved her career. God obviously provided for her immediate needs, but He also gave her and her husband a life long friendship with a couple who had the same goals, dreams, and educational challenges that seminary students share.
Why do we spend so much energy and time worrying about things God has already provided?
O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt 6:30b-32, 34 NIV