Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Under the Door
Yesterday I came into my office burdened with the cares and concerns that always seem to be my traveling companions on the last day of "any" month. I thought of the mortgage payment due the next day and the other financial commitments that had to be met.
After reading Psalm 42 from the King James Version, a comforting sense of peace enveloped this stumbling pilgrim. The psalmist's oft-repeated exhortation kept ringing in my ears..."hope thou in God!" I WOULD do that! I WILL trust God with these concerns.
One of my office colleagues came in to ask how my weekend had gone. We exchanged reports on our activities and I told her of my highs and lows. Finances (or the lack of such) came into the conversation and I was asked if I'd seen the envelope that someone had slipped under the door. I HADN'T! It was still sitting there! Opening it I saw the answer to my prayers...the generous response from a loving God that had been there...on the floor...before I'd even prayed.
Jehovah-jireh, my Provider, had come through again but then, why wouldn't He! He promised He would!
I was reminded of the poem the Lord had graciously given me years before when facing another giant in my life:
Our Great High Priest above
In righteousness arrayed,
Presents our every need to God
Before we've even prayed.
Jehovah is His name
Our needs He will provide;
His Word declares it to be true
And He has never lied.
Whenever storm clouds appear on the horizon of your life, whatever menacing means the enemy is mounting against you to bring you to defeat, wherever your troubling thoughts take you, unburden your concerns on Jesus. He already knows the problem and has provided His answer. He may have just slipped it...UNDER THE DOOR.
"Why art thou cast down, O my soul and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." - Psalm 42:11 (KJV)