Waiting for the Other Shoe

Matthew 6:38Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (NIV)

The entire left side of my face was swollen to twice its size. That was the first hint of a rare cancer that had developed in my parotid (saliva) gland. Treatment was quick, sure and complete. But then, I read a medical book that said most people will develop the same thing on the other side. And then I met someone who did! Oh, boy! That thought hung over my head like a visible but not-yet-upon-me tornado. Talk about waiting for the other shoe to drop.

One day, I happened upon one of my ancient journals and casually flipped the pages. I had written, “The lump that was behind right ear since I was 14, disappeared, healed during a 100 Huntley Street prayer broadcast.”

 Healed!

 I had worried for years about something that God had already dealt with!

What shoe dangles in our view today? It might not be so visibly attacked as the lump behind my ear, but we can be sure that no matter what assails us, our God is on the job. He filtered those situations through His hands long before they reached us.

Prayer: Lord, every time we get tangled up in shoelaces, bring us back to our senses. We know by experience that you are a great God who loves us dearly. Remind us again. In Christ’s name. Amen.

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