August 7, 2015 by James Lindquist
My morning devotional started out with these words, “When things seem to be going all wrong, stop and affirm your trust in me.” It continued, “Calmly bring these matters to me, and leave them in my capable hands. Then simply do the next thing.” It was only a couple hours later that I had to put that to the test.
I needed just a couple things at a store or two so I headed out the door. I first ended up at Costco and got what I needed there. However, I didn’t have a shirt on and my “T” shirt didn’t have a pocket. I laid my $750 Samsung down to sign a charge slip and (how did you know), I left my phone at the register.
I didn’t notice that my phone was missing until I finished shopping at Fred Meyers and I reached for it to make a call. I checked everywhere but couldn’t find my phone. I thought for sure that I didn’t leave it at Costco. Scare time. By this time, prayers were flying out of my mouth, “Lord, please guide me to my phone. Protect my phone from harm and thieving hands. Protect the information that I have loaded.” Five minutes later, I hopped in my car and headed back to Costco.
The person at the register had turned it into the office. Thank you Jesus. You saved my bacon again. It took the Lord only minutes to communicate to me and put me at rest that it was all OK and for taking me to Costco.
v6 Don’t worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done [Philippians 4:6 NLT].
If we are faithful in the little things God will provide when we are faithful in the big things [Luke 16:10]. I had only needed to involve the Lord and show Him that I had faith in His ability and that I trusted in Him to help me out when things were going all wrong. All I did was to trust Jesus and send up a simple prayer to Him and thank Him afterward (many times), for showing me His sovereign control.
So. . .when things seem to be going all wrong in your life, trust in Jesus. Stay in touch with Him and have faith enough to trust in Him that He will do likewise for you. (And He will. He is no respecter of persons [Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11].)