I tweet to 4-5 of my Twitter followers every morning for warm fuzzies. I call these my “blessing tweets.” It’s a way for me to acknowledge people I’m connected to and let them know that I appreciate them. I don’t have a plan as to which followers are included on any particular tweet, and I schedule them about a month in advance, so I have no way to tell what might be going on in people’s lives on the day of the tweet.
One morning, my blessing tweet essentially said, “May God make good things come your way,” addressed to four people. What I didn’t know was that the mother of one of those four people would pass away the night before the tweet would be posted. He replied to me,
“I just wanted to thank you for tagging me in a post today. Last night my mother went to be with the Lord, and this was a real pick me up.”
I had nothing to do with the timing of this tweet. It was God, and God alone, who determined that it would be sent today. There’s more going on in spiritual dimensions than we can ever know, and God’s timing is rarely ours. It’s why faith in the face of adversity is so important. God always has a plan. It’s our job to keep pushing ahead, and, no matter how bad our situation looks, we have to trust that He knows what He’s doing and that “all things work together for good to those who love God.”