I called. He answered.
“Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” Psalm 30:2.
“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5.
I am starting a new part-time job today.
My anxiety increased as this day approached. There were so many things that I was uncertain of. I wanted answers and those who had them seemed in no hurry to give them.
Maybe I should forget the whole thing? That thought crossed my mind.
But two things I’ve been writing about came back into my thoughts: (1) I need God’s help, but am I “cherishing” sin, and (2) My anxiety is pleasing to Satan.
I was asking God to help me without examining my relationship to Him. His listening to me is related to my behavior. I confessed the things that I was messing up and asked for His forgiveness.
I went into war mode against Satan. Every time fear came (and it was often), I asked God to bind Satan because I knew he was behind it. By binding Satan, I kept choosing to leave things with God. And that’s what I did. Last night was anything but the best sleep I’ve ever had because of Satan’s repeated attacks.
I awoke today having left the uncertainties in God’s hand.
I looked at my phone messages before I shut down my phone for today’s early AM men’s Bible study. There was a message from my new boss that lifted the concerns I had yesterday. Unexpected but once again; God in the details.
“You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord, my God, I will praise you forever.” Psalm 30:11-12.
Conclusion: God knows best. I must live in that Light.