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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Taking Notes

on July 29, 2015

I can always find something to worry about. The usual things like money, whether my children will be safe.  When I run out of “real” things to worry about, I get creative and imagine things to worry about 20 years from now.

Why do I do this? God has an impeccable track record, as written in His Word and in my prayer journal. Yesterday I was flipping back through recent entries, where I’d asked for his help with a huge medical bill.

It’s been paid.

I prayed for direction about my oldest son’s school schedule for next year.

It’s been settled.

“Look at that!” I wrote in marvel. And I had to admonish myself. “COME ON!!!” I also wrote.  And “STOP,” in huge letters.  Like the song says, He’s never failed. And He won’t start now.

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?" Matthew 14:31

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I do believe that one day, I will be able to say, “I used to worry a lot.”  What is your testimony?  What did you used to do, before you were transformed?


8 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Taking Notes

  1. I should start out by saying I’m a bloke, not a sheila.

    At one point I worried that I might lose my academic career…and four years ago, I did. Can’t talk about why; the university settled out of court.

    I’d never worried about an early terminal illness, but I have one. No tears, no pity, just too bloody bad.

    And now…I seem to have found a new career as an encourager. I write a thrice-weekly blog, and contribute regularly to several via comments. It’s given me, an ex-academic who before that was a rather ruthless paramilitary, entree into a world of support and fellowship.

    Life can be pretty crook, but sometimes…it’s dinkum gold, from our dinkum God.

  2. I used to believe that I could be in control….or that I was supposed to be.

  3. Michelle says:

    I am still a work in progress in this area. I have to constantly pray and remind myself this is the path God set us on and we’re prepared for the challenges ahead. By nature, I am a glass half empty type of gal, so each day that I’m able to focus on God and not the situation is a testimony. Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. Marsha Harwood says:

    Thanks for connecting with us over at the Thankful Thursday link-up.

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