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The "Oh, No" Part of the Story

Leave it to me to find a piece of shrapnel on the road. ⁣ ⁣ Eric and I were on a trip from California to Michigan. Just a handful of hours from home, we pulled into a gas station for a quick break. ⁣ ⁣ Ding!

Uh, no. A flat. ⁣ ⁣ There would be no patching the gash that the metal had cut into the tire. It was a Sunday and we wondered what options we would have for a replacement.⁣ ⁣ This is where we began to see the "but God" parts of this story.⁣ ⁣ We had spent hours traveling through scorching desert, dark mountain roads, isolated miles with no cell signal, and congested interstates... ⁣ ⁣ BUT GOD worked the timing of the discovery to be at a gas pump.⁣ ⁣ BUT GOD worked the placement to be in a bustling town with a Walmart Tire Center right across the street. It was a blessing because no other tire stores were open. ⁣ The tire size we needed wouldn't be available until the next day. We were stranded for a good 24 hours.⁣ ⁣ Oh, no.⁣ ⁣ BUT GOD saved the last room in the hotel for us.⁣ ⁣ BUT GOD placed us close to a state park that we were able to hike in and explore. ⁣ ⁣ BUT GOD gave us time to rest after a long trip before we walked back into "real" life.⁣ ⁣ BUT GOD gave our boys and their caretakers (we love you) an awesome day of fun. Let's just say they weren't heartbroken that our reunion was delayed. I think we heard their whoops of joy across state lines.⁣ ⁣ There are so many things that could have made the situation incredibly stressful and even dangerous. ⁣ ⁣ BUT GOD..⁣ ⁣ We are so grateful for the care and provision He has shown us even when "this" wasn't part of our schedule. ⁣ ⁣ Recognizing Him at work in the "oh, no" parts of our story changed everything.⁣

How might your story change too if you recognize God in the "oh, no?"

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