A Providential Moment (Prompt 18/21)

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Today your prompt is easy. I want you to write about a moment in your life, and I know there have been many, when you experienced God’s providential intervention or care in a powerful way. Below are the Google search definitions. Sometimes I think Google is God’s providential care for my blogging life!

Ponder the definitions, what moment in time pops into your head when I mention God’s providential care in your life…

To note: I’ve added some providential quotes at the end of the post…

Remember, this is your journal and you can go as deep as you want with the prompt. Keep your writing private if you need to, share it only as God leads and you desire. Write for yourself and God first! Let this be your love language, an intimate connection between the One who knows you better than you know yourself…He will reveal Himself, but also show you what you need to know about YOU as well.


  1. 1.
    occurring at a favorable time; opportune.
    “thanks to that providential snowstorm, the attack had been repulsed”
  2. 2.
    involving divine foresight or intervention.
    “God’s providential care for each of us”
noun: providence
  1. the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power.
    “they found their trust in divine providence to be a source of comfort”
    • God or nature as providing protective or spiritual care.
      noun: Providence
      “I live out my life as Providence decrees”
    • timely preparation for future eventualities.
      “it was considered a duty to encourage providence”
late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin providentia, from providere ‘foresee, attend to’ (see provide).
Providential Quotes for Quote Collectors, Ponderers and Journal Keepers of all persuasions:

“Above all, you can believe in Providence in either of two ways, either as thirst believes in the orange, or as the ass believes in the whip.” 
― Victor Hugo


“Providence is wiser than you, and you may be confident it has suited all things better to your eternal good than you could do had you been left to your own option.” 
― John Flavel


“Do not be afraid to abandon yourself unreservedly to His loving Providence, for a child cannot perish in the arms of a Father Who is omnipotent.”
-St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Round about what is, lies a whole mysterious world of might be, — a psychological romance of possibilities and things that do not happen. By going out a few minutes sooner or later, by stopping to speak with a friend at a corner, by meeting this man or that, or by turning down this street instead of the other, we may let slip some great occasion of good, or avoid some impending evil, by which the whole current of our lives would have been changed. There is no possible solution to the dark enigma but the one word, “Providence.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at dawn.paoletta@gmail.com

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