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Do Not Be Anxious
04/28/2014Posted by on
Yesterday was a magical day in my life. That thought ties mainly to the problem I was facing and to a person God sent along at just the right time to encourage me and to let me know that He is present and at work.
I have gone through a period of anxiety because I had a difficult problem at work. The problem is not important. What is most important is how God crafted the circumstances where I could solve the problem.
Day before yesterday I was trying to find a solution to this problem and was up against a brick wall. I called my wife. At the end of our conversation she prayed for me and we parted.
After that call and the prayer, I began to make headway. The results were fantastic! Things seemed to come together as they never had. By the end of the day however, I was stuck again. I carried that through the evening. This morning I opened my Bible to Luke 12 and reflected on verses 22 through 34. “Do not be anxious” was a big indictment on me because I had been anxious over this issue I was having at work. It had consumed me for several days.
I went to the kitchen on the floor where I work to make tea. In walks a lady whom I have never seen before and she asks how I am doing? I told her “not so well, I need to solve several problems” then I will be better. Her responses to me were totally positive and affirming. I thanked her and bid her a good day and went back to my cube.
Two of my friends at work were about to meet for prayer. I walked down the stairs to the first floor where we meet and through the door to the lobby of the building. Out of the elevator comes this lady whom I had never seen before on our floor and she is not carrying the coffee she came to the kitchen to get.
My friends and I prayed and I returned to my problems for the day. During our prayer time, I prayed about solving the problems I was up against at work and for one of the friends who was facing some major hurdles at work as well.
As I came back to my cube, I sensed a great peace about all that was going on in my situation. And yes, sure enough, as I sat there at the computer, the solutions just seemed to come, I had put together the answer to the issue that had nagged me for days. It pays to pray and to seek God’s face about everything. That’s what I believe.
More on not being anxious tomorrow.