I'm sure I could think of a million personal examples of ways that God has been working and/or blessing when it feeels like the opposite - but I guess I'll go with the most recent one. This afternoon the kids and I picked up lunch, picked up daddy and headed down by the water to eat (we actually stay in the car and enjoy the view). Well Avonlea, who is the happiest baby in the entire world, wasn't acting herself. She fussed on and off and most of the time, so we cut the trip short. We headed back to the sign shop/bean bag shop (our sole source of income). The moment we pulled up, a big white truck pulled up next to us. Some enthusiastic customers jumped out and headed straight for the store. We weren't even fully parked yet, so they didn't know we were there. They saw the sign that said "be back soon" and looked incredibly disappointed. Well, of course we quickly greeted them (once the vehicle came to a complete stop) and let them know we were back. They were thrilled and proceeded to buy one of our biggest bean bags.
I really look forward to our Friday lunch dates, so it would have been easy to get really frustrated at it being cut short, but I dealt with it better than usual - and surprise, surprise God was indeed pouring out blessing behind the scenes. I'm hoping that it is going to get easier and easier to "face things that are out of my control and not act out of control" as I learn to fully trust God is truly active in EVERY situation.