REMINDER: The God of Suddenness: My Attitude Hat.


By Rev. Dr. Teresa Allissa Citro

“Then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.”

Deuteronomy 30:3

Today God is reminding you that He will always give you back better than what you believe you had lost before. God will never ever leave you empty-handed. He replaces everything that you have lost with the very best that there is. Of course, this particular passage has to do with the Jewish nation and its people. As we know, this prophetic word was mainly fulfilled when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and caused their dispersion to this very present day. We are still waiting to see the entire prophecy come to pass for total restoration of the Jewish nation and of the people. No doubt that God will fulfill His promise. In my devotional today, I’m applying it to things we have lost. We sometimes think God does not care about our little things, but God is forever trying to show me that he cares about everything that has to do with me. This applies to you, too. Just like a good parent, he teaches using examples. This time it was my black hat. Last night the winds were howling pretty loudly out there. I wondered if we would lose power. Then this picture from last year (2019) came up as a memory. Immediately, God began to not only remind me, but also assure me that he never removes anything from my life without replacing it with something much better and greater. This is a promise for all of us. This black little hat of mine had a predecessor. I loved that hat. My colleagues and friends had a nickname for that hat. “The attitude hat.” Every time I wore it, “Ah, you’re wearing the attitude hat.” They were right, I admit it. Lol Ellianna was little. She was sitting in her car seat. I was in a supermarket parking lot. I was trying to unbuckle her seatbelt. Moms out there, why do they make those seatbelts so difficult to buckle and unbuckle? The wind was picking up, and as I pulled her out of her seat, the wind blew my hat away. I watched in horror as “my attitude hat“ was just being blown farther and farther away without stoppin