We asked our youngest son, Jayton, one day as we finished our morning routines if he spent his time reading his Bible and praying reminding him our family sure needed prayers right now. He assured us he had. He said, “Yes, I prayed about Daddy’s new job, about where we should live, about our house selling………and after I prayed, I just felt like God said to me ‘No problem!”. He smiled and shrugged his shoulders signalling to us that life was great, and we just didn’t have a thing to worry about.
“No problem!”. Well, alrighty then.
The thing is what Jayton said to us can be backed up with scripture. How many times does the Word tell us not to fear, nothing is impossible for God, to come to Him for rest, He will take our burdens when we give them to Him, He is working everything out, He is the one in control, etc? God truly says, “No problem. I have this! Trust me!”
I want the faith my child has. I want to smile and carry on knowing God is saying to me, “No problem!”. I wrote one morning in my prayer journal pouring out my heart to God. It was a desperate prayer…..a pleading prayer. I explained my situation with ALL the issues. and oh! there are so MANY issues and puzzle pieces I just don’t see how will fit together. As I wrote on and on, I felt the Lord speak into my heart, “Abby, just make a list. Number them…….then watch me check them off one by one.” I picked up my pen mid-sentence and began to do just that: #1……….#2………..#3…………
I’m waiting on the Lord. My list lays daily before the Lord. I don’t know how He will answer. I know that Romans 8:28 says “……in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” I trust God will answer, and the answers will be a part of plan….a purpose….and will be good. Until I see Him checking off my list, I will choose to hear him say, “No problem”.
“In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:3