Recently I asked a friend to help me assemble a project. When she arrived, I noticed a box of my books on the porch, which I needed to finish my task. Was the delivery date a coincidence? No, it was a blessing.

Last year I saw a small Christmas tree on sale that I liked, and I decided to buy it. I had no way of knowing that my mother would pass before this Christmas and the smaller tree would work fine. The Lord’s timing is perfect. He works things out in my life that bless me, and I know they aren’t coincidences.

The Lord impressed upon my heart to attend a home missions conference. When the date crept up on me, I dreaded driving by myself for an hour and a half, although I was willing to do it. Then I received a phone call from a couple planning to go also, and perhaps we could car caravan. Once again, I knew God’s timing was perfect.

Abraham’s servant didn’t take for granted or think it was a coincidence when he prayed, and the Lord answered. He bowed down and worshipped the LORD because God sent an angel before him and led him directly where he needed to go in another country.

The servant gratefully prayed, “Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren” (Genesis 24:27).

As a widow, I say thank You, Lord, for guiding me in the way I should go, just as You did Abraham’s servant and help me to see when I allow You to control my life, the blessings are never coincidental.