God Answers Prayers

We just returned home from a 1500 plus mile trip where we were protected in many ways.  The trip was to attend our granddaughter’s outdoor wedding and after arriving, rain was in the forecast.  The wedding was about 17 miles away from the city where they live and it had become very cloudy.  As I was praying about this weather, it occurred to me that nothing can dampen nor darken Good and God is Good and ever-present.

As we drove away from the city, it became lighter and lighter and I knew and felt God’s presence.  The wedding was beautiful and dry.  There was love expressed everywhere.     I Chronicles 16:27 states “Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and joy in His dwelling place.” came to thought!  What a wonderful event!

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Why Worry?

Worrying is both unnecessary and counterproductive.  There can be no trust in God and we certainly cannot hear God in such a state!  Luke 12:22-31 reads, “Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.  Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.  Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.  And how much more valuable you are than birds!  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?  Consider how the lilies grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!  And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it…But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.'”

Today, I will rejoice and know that God is governing my life.

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