I had been asked to give a short devotion and a prayer at the Louisville Women’s Club, an honor that I didn’t take lightly. I had a thought about life being a box of chocolates and never knowing what you were going to get. Each day was a mystery and we needed to rest in the fact that God was going to help us.
That morning I awoke early and the following scripture was running through my head.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12: 9 (NIV)
I thought God must really approve of what I was going to say because this went perfectly with my thought. Little did I know that I would receive the news that morning that my position was no longer needed. I had the perfect job. I loved my clients, coworkers and thought I would retire doing what I loved. Still in shock, I went to my car and fell apart. Then I remembered the scripture, His grace was enough! I went on to the luncheon, spoke and prayed with a supernatural strength. When everything in me was reeling I had a peace that He was in control.
During the next few months God used this time to work on me and let me know there was a better position for me where he could use me in a greater measure. As a Chaplain, I am allowed to do what I was called to do! God knew along that this was where he wanted me, I just had to trust. Were there some days that I got a yucky piece from the box? Yes, but God saved my favorite piece for this time in my life. His grace is enough!
Chaplain Suzanne Priddy
Signature HealthCARE of SpencerCounty