“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27
She walked into the office on Tuesday morning and the first thing she did was hand me her letter of resignation. She would be leaving in two weeks, she told me. She had another job. I had been expecting her resignation, but in two weeks? She had told me she would be leaving at the end of the year. To find a replacement before the New Year was almost impossible and there were so many things to learn before she left.
My heart and spirits went “thud” and I felt like escaping – maybe read a good book. But I recalled Elisabeth Elliott teaching, “When you are facing be big problem, do the next thing”, and so I kept working. I continued answering e-mails and but also listed all the things that needed to be done before she left. E-mail addresses that needed to be changed, procedures to learn, but most importantly – find someone to replace her.
My spirits were very low. I told my husband I felt like I was at the bottom of a pit looking up. But I wasn’t there by myself. Jesus was there with me – He kept whispering promises in my ear:
“I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6).
“As your days, so shall your strength.” (Deuteronomy 33:25).
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory forever and forever.” “Philippians 4:19).
“Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
He kept whispering these and many other promises in my ear.
Well, we learned the procedures during the next two weeks while we searched for a new assistant. We were able to learn what we needed to keep functioning and less than a week later we were having dinner with our very capable new assistant and her husband. She would begin working in two weeks. The Lord provided what I thought was impossible, a new assistant at just the right time!
God is good. He does not abandon us. He is always there. He cares about us and His work.
Have you had a surprise problem lately? Don’t fret, listen to Him whisper promises in your ear. God is there. He will take care of you.
Father God, you are so amazing. So tender and caring. Thank You for supplying all of our needs. Amen.
by Katherine Kehler
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