It's amazing how we forget to thank God for what didn't happen while we are thanking Him for why did happen. This made me wonder how often we are quick to complain about everything going wrong and slow to praise God for what is is still going right. I could have cried and fussed about not having an oven, but I didn't. Instead I trusted God that things would work out and was grateful that I still had a working stove and a way to cook food for my family. I've learned that it is fairly easy to focus on what isn't working for you, why is not going right in your life, and what you don't have. Life is more than have nots. God does not supply our needs just for us to turn around and curse Him or forget to be grateful for our blessings
The biggest lesson I have learned is to appreciate my saving grace. When I least expect it God's grace swoops in and gives me comfort in knowing that I'm not alone in this world. My family is protected and God has everything under control. My saving grace comes when I face adversities, when I feel like my fears are overtaking my faith, when my love is clouded by hurt, and when I've fallen so hard that only God can lift me up. My saving grace kept my oven from burning up and my sanity in check. My saving grace may not be the textbook definition, but it is mine.
I encourage you to find your saving grace. From there, find the One who gave it to you and hold on tight to His unchanging hand.