Fear not and trust!

I lost my wallet yesterday and looking for it was driving me nuts! I looked high and low including places that my wallet wouldn’t ever have been. Like the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets where are plates and cups are stored. The thought was to leave no stone unturned therefore I could say that I looked everywhere. My wife ended up without any work that day and God bless her, offered to drive me all the places that I needed to go. I had prayed for God to help find my wallet but did so as I was fretting and searching for it. My wife stopped my search and said, “Let’s take a minute and pray baby.” Even while she was praying, my mind was still racing, thinking of all the places that I need to be looking. After 3/4s of the day had passed my mind had given up on the search and handed my worries to our Heavenly Father. God had me focus on other things that needed to be done before coming home. As my worries and fears had left me God told me to go to our bedroom and look on the bed. I’m not a bed maker because when I go to sleep, I want the covers to be just how I left them in the morning. There, amongst the disheveled sheet and comforter was my lost item. The joy that came out of finding it was incredible to say the least. Trusting in God can be difficult at times because being in control, even though we aren’t feels like second nature to us. Stepping out and letting God take over should be our number one. It’s funny how I place all our finances and physical well being in God along with so many other things but when my wallet came up missing the devil slipped in and played soccer with my mind. Proverbs 3:5-6 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.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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