What’s In Your Trunk? By Dr. Krissy Doyle-Thomas

Today, I have a very special invited guest writer none other than my very daughter Dr. Krissy Doyle-Thomas. 

Krissy has her PhD in Medical Neurosciences. She studies brain development and function in children with neurodevelopmental disorders to improve their treatment and care. In addition to her Research Program, Krissy is also the Research Operations Manager at one of Toronto’s very own leading paediatric hospitals. 

“The Lord will open his storehouse where he keeps his rich blessings. He will send rain at the right time for your land. He will bless everything you do….The Lord will make you be like the head, not the tail. You will be on top, not on the bottom. This will happen if you listen to the commands of the Lord your God that I tell you today. You must carefully obey these commands.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭28: 12-13‬ ‭ERV‬‬

My random question: Why are some blessed and others struggle?  

Answer: “This will happen IF YOU LISTEN to the commands of the Lord your God…YOU MUST carefully OBEY these commands.”  Deuteronomy 28: 12-13

My outlook on Life: Take the whole world and everything it has to offer, but just give me JESUS! 

📋🖌 Krissy’s Blog:

A week or two ago there was a freezing rain storm in Toronto. Layers of ice caked our cars, our homes and the road. I was working late, the sun had already gone down. Unfortunately, when I got to my car I met layers of ice on it to the point where my doors were frozen shut and my trunk could not open.  

To my knowledge, my ice scraper was in my trunk. However, since it was frozen shut I had to figure out a plan B. It so happened that a fellow colleague who typically leaves at 4:30pm, happened to be leaving the office at 6:00pm and happened to park right next to me. I didn’t know at the time but quickly found out that she grew up in Montreal and had a real knack for dealing with wintry inconveniences. She not only loaned me her scrapper but also showed me how to get through the stubborn ice after my ineffective attempts yielded little success. 

When I left the hospital and got onto the main road my car indicator came on to alert me that my trunk was open. When I came out to close it, to my surprise my ice scraper wasn’t in my trunk. I called my husband only to find out that he borrowed the scraper over the weekend and accidentally forgot to put it back in my car. God knew the panic I would have felt if I was alone, in a dimly lit hospital parking lot, on a wintry night, with no help in sight. 

What amazed me was that God knew what was in (or not in) my trunk, and orchestrated the events to take care of me even though I was not fully aware that I was not fully prepared. 

He took care of me before I even knew I needed to be taken cared of. 

Instead of being filled with anxiety (which likely I would have been), I enjoyed a calm, friendly exchange with my colleague and a good laugh when I realized how much God loved me.   

I know this situation sounds trivial, but even my trivial inconvenience was important enough to God for Him to intervene! God Almighty, omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing) saw it as a priority to get me into my car in addition to attending to the many needs of the other 7,515,284,152 people on the earth.  

God knew what was in my trunk and that was all He needed to know in order to act on my behalf.  

We were made in His image but we do not possess all the power and ability that God does. Sometimes we need to get out of our own way and let God be God. Trust Him to work on your behalf. He knows what’s in your trunk! 

6 thoughts on “What’s In Your Trunk? By Dr. Krissy Doyle-Thomas

  1. Truly encouraging to be reminded how GOD cares about the details of our lives. Happy that you have raised a fine daughter who has learned to recognize the Hand of GOD in the smallest details. What a blessing!! 💝


  2. God directs our paths. He provided a raven (co-worker) in the famine (all other employees gone); He protected you from an anxiety attack (by keeping the truck locked, since there was no scraper in it).
    We do need to trust Him in all and in the ‘simplest’ of things


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