God’s Kind Provision for Painsomnia


A few days ago God did something cool. I bought a $3.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling small needlepoint canvas off EBay. The seller messaged me that she has two others she wants to find a good home for and asked me if I would like to have them. She then said she is sending them to me from Europe for free!!

I do these when I am up with pain for hours in the middle of the night. They are easy to do with little thought and I am able to be praying as I stitch.

The canvases arrived yesterday. The 5″ x 7″ landscape I ordered plus a much larger landscape, three smaller landscapes and a smaller Victorian print. I received a total of six needlepoint canvases with designs printed on them for a total of six dollars!

God is concerned about even the small details in our lives. He is a personal God who knows us so intimately that he knows the exact number of hairs currently on your head.

Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. – Luke 12:7

If God cares about hobbies that help us pass painful nights, I can trust Him to care for me in the bigger areas of life too. Not only did He kindly provide for me, but He also used this provision to build my faith for the bigger and more crucial things in life.

Ponder how has God met you recently in either minuscule or gargantuan ways and express your gratitude to Him and share with others. I would love to read your stories in the comments.



2 responses to “God’s Kind Provision for Painsomnia”

  1. Roses from Briar Avatar
    Roses from Briar

    Hi Deb,
    Another wonderful post, as I’ve come to expect from you. Sometimes I don’t write a comment because I have so much to say, want so much to converse with you, and wish we could transport ourselves to the same spot for a bit to talk, share , and just be with someone who understands the life of being enveloped in constant pain.

    It is always a blessing and encouragement to read your blogs. I
    can never stop at just one, but end up in your archives , feasting on your wisdom. Wishing I had a friend like you to visit with ( in person ) .

    Never imagine that you aren’t making a difference. Perhaps by restricting you with pain, our Father is greatly expanding your influance in His Kingdom!
    With much love,


    1. Tish,
      Thank you for your kind words. I am humbled God has used me to encourage you.
      I know not the same as sitting across from each other sharing our hearts as we sip a cup of coffee or tea, (tea for me, please) but since we are Facebook friends, please feel free to chat any time via personal message.
      May God grant you pain relief, flood you with His sustaining grace, strength, joy and peace.

      Love & Prayers,


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