In Time of Need (Courtesy of Gina Ellis)

My job was to go out and open little gates in the fence line so the circle system could walk through. I misjudged the time. When I got out there on Saturday evening, the system had torn up the fence and it was getting dark. Mama cows, separated from their young, were milling around and bawling. I worked knee deep in mud, trying in vain to fix a quarter mile of fence in the dark.

I cried, “God, you are a shepherd by trade, but the same rules apply to cattle. God, if you will keep these cattle in here tonight, I will go home, then get up early and come fix this fence in the daylight. Then I’ll go to church and teach my class.”

I walked away believing that He would be true to His promise to help me in my time of need. I got up early on Sunday morning and headed out to the cattle, still praying all the way. When I got there, all my mamas were calmly grazing in the pasture even though a quarter mile of fence was down. I fixed the fence, got back into my pickup, and headed to church. I parked my muddy boots by the back door, rolled up my muddy jeans and taught my class. God kept His promise and He became a Cowboy for me that night.

You shall not need to fight in this battle; take your positions, stand still, and see the deliverance of the Lord [Who is] with you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Fear not nor be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you. (2 Chronicles 20:17)

Prayer-Thank you God! Amen

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