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When Unforeseen Events Come Your Way: A Kitty, U-Haul, and Computer Updates

Be careful what you pray for.

You might get it.

I was praying about getting a cat, and then. . . boom! Out of the blue a kitty fell into my lap. My daughter’s friends had found him abandoned in a warehouse. He needed a mamma. They needed someone else to take care of him. I’d been praying about getting a kitten. . . so it was meant to be. Right?

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And who could resist that face?

We got him the night before the morning my daughter and her newlywed husband were moving out of our house to Florida.

If you’ve ever had a baby animal in your house for the first night, and if you’ve ever moved, you know that this proves to be a little hectic. The baby needed to be watched, played with, loved, and kept safe from the moving boxes pandemonium.

And my husband’s birthday was the day we got the cat too. I made his favorite, shrimp gumbo.

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So, we had a new kitty, birthday presents, gumbo, and moving boxes. Needless to say, no blog post was written.

Then, this morning when I finally got to my computer, my laptop didn’t want to connect to the internet. I complained, and my I.T. guy (my husband) informed me that I had fifty-four updates on my computer!

If you know anything about computers, you know that updates take time and the computer has to be restarted once they’re complete.

I’m telling you all of this to say. . . this post is late. . . twelve hours late. I’m sorry. But some days unforeseen events come your way and you just have to roll with them. Right?

I know my unforeseen events are all pretty good stuff. Blessings. But even my blessings can be frustrating if I don’t give my schedule to the Lord.

Today’s Bite gave me peace this morning. It became my prayer for the crazy day ahead:

Psalm 25-5

“Teach me in YOUR Truth.”

My “truth” tells me I should be better prepared and organized for days like this. My “truth” tells me I have let my readers down.”

But God’s Truth tells me that His grace is sufficient; His power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Cor. 12:9)

His Truth tells me not to worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will have enough trouble of it’s own. (Matthew 6:34)

His Truth tells me that He loves you (the readers who follow this blog) and He has the right words for you today. His Word.

Today the #BiteofBread put it all in perspective for me. Psalm 25:5 reminded me who God is.

He is my Savior and your Savior.

This Psalm also reminded me where to keep my hope. I can’t keep my hope in life going perfectly smooth or Andy Lee being the most consistent blogger/encourage/Bible teacher. No. My hope must stay focused on Jesus all day long.

When we pray verses like Psalm 25:5, the pressure is off. Unforeseen events no longer seem threatening . . . they’re just part of the day.

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isa. 26:3 NLT)

Leave a comment: What helps you when unforeseen events take over your day? Maybe you had some today! Please share!

Jesus loves you,




  1. Bonnie

    Thank you my dear Andy, for the wonderful Truth that you shared. Yesterday’s blog is not up yet, I have the closing paragraph. My 16 year old son came in yesterday just as I was about to finish up and wanted to talk. You know girls…. So my truths were right in line with yours. Exactly how I was feeling. Another truth is God’s timing is not ours. I need your blog to show up now not yesterday. Off to finish mine.

    1. Hey Bonnie! That’s a GREAT truth! His timing is not ours. I had a feeling the timing would be better for somebody. Treasure those talks with your son. About girls! :) I’m sure your blog post will be perfect timing for somebody too.

  2. Janice

    I don’t thank you often enough! But, “thank you” for “”My Bites”.., notice how I make them mine? I feel like they are just for me… Always addressing my needs! . Did I miss the name for your new baby?

    1. Thanks Janice! So glad to know you enjoy the Bites, and they are just for you each day! Love when God does that for us. And the kitty’s name is “Hank”. :)

  3. Samantha

    I had an unforeseen event today that actually turned out really great. A friend my hometown was working in my current town and we got to do an impromptu dinner with my husband. Sometimes unforeseen just means surprise!

    1. That was a great unforeseen surprise! I love those! Thanks for sharing that blessing, Samantha!

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