Our Comforter Comes When We Call (even if we’re to blame)

Our Comforter was absolutely there for me when I recently had a car accident. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.

Our Comforter Comes When We Call (even if we're to blame) Wendy L. Macdonald wendylmacdonald.com

I wrote the following poem in my journal the next morning after a five-page-long entry. Writing is how I sort out my feelings. In a future post and podcast I’ve written, I share the whole story. But for now I want to encourage you to think about what you appreciate most about your faith.

Trust me, your faith is the top and bottom line when you’re miles from home

and you’ve totaled your car.

Our Comforter:

Whether we’re a victim or a culprit

God sees and knows it all

And He comes, cares, and comforts

In answer to our call

Whether we’re innocent or guilty

God already knows which

And He loves unconditionally

Each hurting child of His.


I’ve shared what I appreciate most about my faith in a short post on HeartWings Blog, which you can see (and join in the conversation) by clicking here: What Are You Most Thankful For About Your Faith?

The comments on the post are the best part of ย it. I love it when people share from the heart–don’t you?

Here’s the Bible verse that comforted me the morning after the accident:

…the LORD will hear when I call to him.

Psalm 4:3 NIV

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Have you ever been in a car accident? Did you call on God for help and comfort? I’m nosy-to-know.

Totally Blessed ~ Wendy

P.S. These pictures of the Gray Jaysย (Canada’s new national bird) were taken on our 34th wedding anniversary as we walked through Paradise Meadows.

Our Comforter Comes When We Call (even if we're to blame) Wendy L. Macdonald wendylmacdonald.com

25 thoughts on “Our Comforter Comes When We Call (even if we’re to blame)

  1. I am the most grateful that even in the worst of days, God is still in control. There are so many things that have happened that I just could not understand at the time and did not like at all. Later, I look back and I am reminded that it wasn’t about me. It was for God to be glorified through the circumstances.

  2. Glad all concerned are alright, Wendy. Yes, He loves us, is merciful and a gracious God… your testimony speaks of that! Much love, Iris. Lovely photos and congratulations on the publication of your book. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Beautiful poem! I’m thankful no one was injured in the car accident–cars can be replaced, people can’t be replaced.

    I’m thankful that God comforts us even when we’ve made decisions that got us into an unbelievable mess.



  4. Culprit or victim . . . so true, Wendy. Well said.

    And a bird question: looks like the birds are banded. Who is tracking these beautiful creatures, and why?

      1. How fun! Now that you can tell them apart, you can give them names. God, however, doesn’t need identifying bands.

  5. Bless you, Wendy, and how you look to Him, all the time . . .even when in an accident. I loved how you shared that He loves us and cares and comforts, even if something is our fault. Thank you! Hugs and so grateful you are okay!

    1. Thank you, dear Debbie. <3 I'm happy to hang around this old planet for a bit longer. ๐Ÿ™‚ There are some wonderful things happening next year that I don't want to miss.

  6. There is a sense of comfort is knowing that nothing catches God by surprise, nothing happens to us that hasn’t first passed through His hands, and no one shows up at the gates of heaven unannounced. I’m grateful God protected you so that you can continue to bless us with your inspirational writing and fulfill the days He has decreed for your life.

    “Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.” ~ Psalm 139:16 (NIV)

    1. Thank you for these comforting words, Gene. Yes, “nothing catches God by surprise.” Our family is experiencing a surprise of a different sort–but God already knew. He’s making marvelous out of every moment that catches us off-guard. Psalm 139:16 is the perfect verse for me to be reading right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Blessings, dear brother.

  7. I was in an accident a little over a year ago that totaled my car. I know God was in that car with me as I wasn’t hurt at all. The other driver was kind, concerned, and forgiving of my error in judgment. I knew I nestled in God’s arms protected from harm and am so grateful to him for the reminder of the way he cares for me.

    1. Thank you for letting me know I’m not alone, Norma. “Nestled in God’s arms” is the perfect way to describe how things were before, during, and after the accident. Life is hard–but God cushions our spirit when we lean into Him. <3

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