I woke up in the middle of a strange dream. It made very little sense, and it sort of bothered me. I stayed in bed for a few minutes and pondered it—and tried to shake it.
As my mind swirled, I thought of a loose end to which I hadn’t followed up in about a month. It wasn’t part of the dream, but the person who disturbed me most in the dream was connected to the loose end.
As unsettling as the dream was, it prompted me to move forward with something, so I was grateful for the odd dream. I wasn’t bothered by the dream at all after that. Now, I don’t even remember the details. I’m just thankful for the reminder to follow up with something.
God provides in creative ways.
Not that every dream, interaction, or phenomenon is God’s provision. We need to discern what’s a prompt, lesson, or correction from him and what’s not. We can’t always clearly know, but the better we know him, the more we trust his creative provision.
And sometimes it’s the little things. Sometimes it’s even unsettling things. Through it all, he makes me smile.