After “Be Still and Know” and “Be Silent and Know” came “He’s Got You Covered.”
If you don’t know, and/or don’t want to take the time to read the Be Still post, basically be still and be silent and know that God is God were words given to me last month by the Holy Spirit.
I figured out that in order to put into practice being still and being silent and knowing meant I had to work on my trust. Did I really trust God enough to handle my life — to handle me — to just hand it all over to Him and do nothing (nothing about my life situations or direction, that is). My life and me and all I have are all His anyway, to be taken away or used up anytime, as he sees fit. Seems kinda silly to give Him something that’s already His, yet its that act of total surrender that He desires and that we receive the most benefit and blessing from. That act is the foundation of a relationship with Him.
So the phrase “He’s got me covered” became my motto, of sorts. No matter what happens, he’s got me covered. Total trust. If my husband dies — which he did — He’s got me covered. If something happens to my relationships, my job, my home, one of my boys, my family, you name it — I believe 100 percent that He — God Almighty — has me — Heather — covered.
In practice, that means I don’t take matters into my own hands. Oh my, that’s hard. Because I think “well if they just saw things this way” or “if they only knew X …” then things would be better. But that’s not how it is. If God wants someone to see things a different way or to tell them something I think they don’t know, He’ll get the message through. He could use me to do that, but it doesn’t require me taking matters into my hands. Also, how things are without someone seeing things my way or without them knowing “X” could be all part of His divine plan. Because, get this: He knows what we need better than we do. Read that again. He knows what we need better than we do. That’s deep, don’tcha think? When we take matters into our own hands we may rob ourselves of something better he has in store.
So that brings me to the driver. I had a flat tire and I had to get it replaced. I took advantage of the auto dealership’s free shuttle to and from work. Throughout the drive, the driver had a pleasant, joyful demeanor; a real “people” person. At one point during our shared fellowship I wanted to ask him if he was a Christian. I had never felt that urge so strongly before but I just knew that had to be where his joy came from. In the course of the conversation it was revealed that I was a mom of two young boys and that my husband had died last summer. It was also revealed that his oldest son had died about 10 years ago.
We had a good visit, and when he dropped me at the door to my building I turned to him and said, “It was delightful riding to work with you today. Thank you so much for the conversation during the ride.” And he says to me something like this: “You and me, we shared a moment and that’s what it’s all about. He’s got you covered. You gon’ be OK.”
I started crying as he was talking about how God works and how we shared a blessing with each other that day and that God brought him to be my driver. I told him that he had no idea how true that was, that I’d been working through my thoughts on trust and how I needed to and was putting into practice trusting God no matter what. I told him that “He’s got me covered” had become my mantra and that I knew, without a doubt, that he was sent to affirm to me that yes, indeed, He does have me covered, and his watching over and taking care of me.
“His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.”
If that’s not a miracle or an angel then I don’t know what a modern day occurrence of those things would be.
All things work together for good to them who love the Lord. Rom. 8:28.