A Story – God Might Not Always Send What You Expect

A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was
very sick with a fever. She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get
some medication for her daughter.

Upon returning to her car she found that she had locked her keys in the car.
She was in a hurry to get home to her sick daughter. She didn’t know what
to do, so she called her home and told the baby sitter what had happened and
that she did not know what to do.

The baby sitter told her that her daughter was getting worse. She said,
“You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door.” The woman
looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been thrown down
on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time or other had locked
their keys in their car. Then she looked at the hanger and said, “I don’t
know how to use this.” So she bowed her head and asked God to send her some

Within five minutes an old rusty car pulled up, with a dirty, greasy,
bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head. The woman
thought, “This is what you sent to help me?” But, she was desperate, so she
was also very thankful.

The man got out of his car and asked her if he could help. She said, “Yes,
my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medication and I locked
my keys in my car. I must get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger
to unlock my car?”

He said, “Sure”. He walked over to the car, and in less than one minute the
car was opened.

She hugged the man and through her tears she said, “Thank You So Much! You
are a very nice man.”

The man replied, “Lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of prison
yesterday. I was in prison for car theft and have only been out less than 24

The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud, “Oh,
Thank you God! You even sent me a Professional! ”

God may not always send us what we expect, but He will always send us what
we need. It’s up to us to have the wisdom to recognize the difference and
be thankful.

— Author Unknown

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My name is Cathy Deaton, Owner of Fan the Flame Ministries. God has radically changed my life, and He has shown me that I am to share the awesome things I am learning with the Millennial Generation (1981 – 1996), but I love connecting with Christians of all ages.  I have found that the Holy Spirit is an awesome teacher when I listen to, obey, and apply what He teaches to my life. You truly can make a difference for God in an uncertain world.