Each moment you can choose to practice My Presence or to practice the presence of problems.Sarah Young
When we pray those urgent prayers, it’s like putting in a call to God for help. I didn’t know what was happening when the truck pulling a wood chipper drove up and parked in front of my house. The emblem on the passenger door revealed it’s from the city, so stepping outside I waited for the driver to appear.
He had a work order to trim some tree branches away from the power lines in my front yard. I smiled and chuckled because I’d forgotten about placing that order in January. After the ice storm I began a mission to get these oak trees under control and it’s been a challenge to find a reputable company at a reasonable price to trim them. If you’re new to this Blog, my home sits underneath a canopy of multiple 100 year old (minimum) Spanish Oak Trees.
It may sound silly but, from January through March I’ve prayed over the well-being of trees and I’ve learned, you can’t trust God and worry at the same time.
During the ice storm, people came to help and showed up as the best neighbors a woman could have. The trees are not yet as safe as they need to be, but God knows the state of these trees and what they can handle. He knows the same thing about us. Whenever I was tempted to worry, especially during high winds, the feature photo for this post was my screensaver on my phone. Three months later the city shows up, but they did show up, so God heard my heart.
All I did was put in the call.