Our Most Powerful Tool

Recently one family member shared some encouraging words to another one, who then passed them along to me. Here is what touched me deeply.

“Know that your dilemma is out of your control and that the only power you have over it is our most powerful tool…prayer…practice trust in Jesus and patience while He resolves the issue.”

I have felt out of control lately and I don’t like that feeling. Circumstances aren’t pleasant and I can only do so much–which, other than prayer, is really very little–to address the situation. It is one that time and the providence of God will resolve one way or another. Jesus will resolve the issue. It’s not up to me, although I have to practice trust and patience and, as Elisabeth Elliot would say, keep on “doing the next thing” that needs to be done…which includes a great deal of praying! I must cooperate with grace, exercising humility and swallowing my pride when things need to be done that I’m not keen on.

In the long run, as Julian of Norwich has said, “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”  

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy Ralph
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 11:24:51

    Superb, Sweetie… You wrapped that quote up thoughtfully and tied it with a ribbon🎀

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. readytobewriting
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 15:35:42

    Awww…thanks, Mom!

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