What was God saying to me when I lost two smartphones within one month?
Do you dare to ask God? His answer may surprise you.
This story is from my book, The Lens of Love.
One unforgettable experience I had in seeking God about something seemingly small concerned my smartphone. In 2016, my smartphone fell into the water during my daughter’s school outing in Hong Kong.
My husband gave me his old smartphone to use while trying to figure out ways to salvage my baptized one.
Two weeks later, I couldn’t locate the loaned black smartphone after dropping off my daughter at school. I panicked and searched everywhere—retracing my steps upstairs and downstairs, up and down the path to school several times—and flipped my handbag again and again, but the loaned smartphone was gone. I filed a police report and didn’t hear anything back. My heart was racing. How could I lose another phone after dropping one in the water? Anxiety filled my heart and my mind. A new smartphone costs thousands of Hong Kong dollars at that time.
After hours and days of agonizing, I finally decided to ask God about these incidents. What I heard shocked me. “Both phones are registered under your husband’s name. You have relied on your husband to hear God’s voice.” I was immediately convicted. I’m not saying God caused my phones to fall into the water or to get lost but He can use every kind of circumstance—good or bad—to benefit us.
Before these incidents, I did not believe that God speaks to me through circumstances. I rarely asked Him.
With this unforgettable experience, I ask God to show me His perspective on my circumstances.
Will you ask God for His perspective and He may surprise you.
John 10:27 My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;
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