If I ever needed to know that I’m going to be okay, then today has been that day.
When I first started this post, it was about 5:30 am. I opened my Documents folder to pull up a contract for a new client. There’s a teensy-weensy problem. There are no folders, files or anything else in my Documents folder. NOTHING! Six years of blood, sweat and tears, of short stories and books, of contests entered and contests judged, of clients’ work, of family and friends’ pictures that cannot be replaced. I’m in a near state of panic. My hands are trembling, my body is shaking as if I’m having a chill. I feel sick. Literally.
“This did not catch Me off guard.”
“God, is that you?”
“Of course, my child. You know I care about what concerns you, My Word even says I will “perfect those things that concern you.”
The shaking begins to subside. “I know. You always know what’s going to happen. You have everything under control You’ve got it.”
“That’s right. So don’t worry.”
I am blessed to be married to a computer genius who found the problem and it was easily corrected. Thank you God!
Later in the morning, I drove to the office on roads that were mostly clear. Unless you live on an abandoned island, or refuse to watch national news, you will know that Atlanta went through their second storm of the winter. And this one was much worse that two weeks ago because the ice came first – about 3/4 of an inch and then the snow. But by today, most of it had melted. Except for that patch in front of the office door. That I didn’t see. Until it was too late. Yep – you guessed it – I went flying. Landed on my rear first and fell back on my head, which hit the concrete so hard it bounced, then I passed out. When I woke up. I realized that I could be in some major trouble. No one was scheduled to come into the office today and our building sits back from the road.
“OK God. You said this morning that You are not caught off guard so I know You realize I’m lying here freezing and in a lot of pain.”
“Start waving your arm.”
“Waving my arm?”
So my arm goes up and I thought “no one will see my waving arm.” Within two minutes, a young man drove up, saw me lying on the ground and called 911.
To make a long story short, I have a concussion and a fractured tailbone. And I’m okay.
I know that these two incidents pale in comparison to the seriousness of others’ situations. I’ve been in those kind of situations too. And I came through okay. And so will you.
You will be okay. God is there with you, no matter how dire your circumstances. Your situation did not catch God off guard.
“For He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] (Hebrews 13:5 The Amplified Bible).
We are all okay!