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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jehovah Jireh!!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Good morning, friends! I'm here with a testimony.

After returning from office, I was searching for my personal laptop at my house and I didn't find it for a while. Here the maintenance people can come in anytime even when we're not present. But they are trustworthy. So I didn't worry because I knew that I should have misplaced it today. Then I realized how much I'm trusting even the people whom I have never known before. 

Many times I worry too much about what will happen to me in the future. But Bible asks me not to lean on my own understanding. I know I will first try out all the possible ways on my own strength before leaning on the Lord. When everything fails me, as I have no other go, I would submit myself and my cares on Him.

It was just a day before I started from Nashville I got a confirmation that I need to move to Minneapolis. I didn't even have enough time for packing my things. I knew no one to help me out with the accommodation. To all the advertisements I posted, I got responses from guys. I'm not too rigid that I would not speak to the other gender, but I am not too modern to share the accommodation with a guy. One of my college seniors with whom I never had a contact for more than 5 years sent me a friend request on FaceBook. After I accepted it, I found out that she stays in Minneapolis with her family. I was surprised and through her husband's friend, I got settled in a house now. 

My colleagues started scolding me for choosing this apartment as it would not be possible at all to walk even a single step during Winter as it would start snowing continuously. I don't have my own transportation to office. This troubled me a lot. I attended a family retreat one weekend where I met a few people who also work for the same client and they also stay closer to my apartment. Now they come and pick me up to work. I also return with them. Both my accommodation and the transportation needs were met so sooner, even before I actually prayed.

Isn't it wonderful that God does care about every single detail of our lives? Even before we know that we would need something, God provides it. Remember Elijah was fed by a raven when he was starving. In my life I've come across many ravens who would God bring to the people who are in need. To my eyes it is always surprising when I think of the ways how God leads me in spite of all my weaknesses. 

When the next time you think about the problems that threaten you, just make a decision to trust the Lord no matter how bad the situations appear. Don't lean on your own understanding. Remind yourself that all things will work together for good! Worrying can worse the situations. Replace your worries by the joy of the Lord because it alone is our strength. You'll find perfect peace seeing what God does for you!

May God bless you!