While unpacking my desk this morning, I discovered a long forgotten prayer card tucked away in an old journal. Over twenty years ago, when my life was in a state of trusting day by day, this card came to me in an unusual way. I had stopped by a printing shop in Atlanta to have a color copy of Jesus knocking at the door printed. A reminder that Christ is forever knocking on the door of my consciousness, hoping for a chance to enter in and give me peace.
To my surprise, the shop owner had a stack of prayer cards on the counter, a free offering. The woman's picture on the card was full of worry, and I could relate as I had no idea what the future may hold for me. Having quit the security of my government job, and making a major move to another state, I had humbly yielded to what was beyond my control.
So finding this card today seemed significant, a gentle reminder that brings peace and assurance that at this hour of uncertainty our time is in His loving hands. God is All in all. God is Love.
Do not look forward to the changes
and chances of this life in fear,
rather look to them with full hope that,
as they arise, God will deliver
you out of them.
He has taken care of you before.
Do hold fast to His dear hand,
and He will lead you safely through
all things; and, when you cannot stand,
He will bear you up in His arms.
Do not look to what may happen tomorrow...
the same everlasting Father who cares for
you today will take care of you tomorrow
and everyday. Either He will shield you
from suffering, or He will give you
unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace then, and put aside all
anxious thoughts and imaginings.
Angels abide in your presence, may you find peace in the stillness today as you seek the kingdom within.
Love and peace,