This week's end had the feeling like a weight.
For the need of the week seemed so continuous, so pressing, so often, it seemed like a weighted ball on us.
There simply was not enough for the needs over and over and though each time they came, it seemed to continue and be so sparse as to become a time of pain and weight.
And it was becoming hard and it was becoming wearying, just a tad past wearying.
I could literally by this morning feel what seemed to be a weight on me from the continuous need.
Praise the Lord.
Because as soon as I felt that, that weight on me... I also could so feel His presence, the Presence of the Lord, come, His Joy, to lift it completely off.
On the weekend I go to the shop we have, on Saturday. And I went today.
It was a productive day as far as getting things made up but a very slow day for customers.
And because of the needs I'm looking around for customers, and reacting when there aren't any.
I have to laugh.
During the afternoon, when I began to get worried, and weight could be felt, there was such a presence of the Joy of the Lord that came to flood my soul.
Such a beautiful underlying, over shadowing presence of the Joy of the Lord.
That quiet Joy of His presence in which everything is okay.
He is there. There were no longer any worries.
It didn't matter if any one came or not. I so knew the Lord is worthy of just loving Him. Living for Him.
I could be thankful, joyful, loving, and enjoy the day.
In His presence is fullness of Joy.
He is truly a Son shine that covers our face in His own presence and there is in Him, contentedness, joy and trusting
All is okay.
We're His. He's got everything in His hands.
Later on, we closed and went to look at a small shop we had wanted to check out. So we stopped by the mailbox, our p.o. box as it was on the way.
There was a letter from a dear lady and family and in it was one hundred dollars. I just didn't expect that.
I did sense all would be okay. And in that, the knowing that I can trust that everything is in His hands.
These folks that I got the letter from always help care for the need at the time of rent, but I thought they had just sent help for it.
I didn't think of it or look for it, but there it was. At the time of need.
We rent a house in Kenya for some children and a family.
That covered the rent for that house, a need that had been pressing for that week. Cared for now.
It was pressing because it wasn't there, nor any natural way for it to be there.
Praise the Lord!
Then I got home and there was a note that I had sold a hat and that covered the rent for another house,
another need pressing for the week, for another family.
Just enough for the second house.
Praise the Lord!
The Lord is so good.
He is so wonderful.
He's so worthy of praise!
I knew in His presence of His Joy that it didn't matter if the natural seemed to be going my way or not. It didn't matter anymore the minute His presence came.
What mattered was His presence.
That overshadowed everything.
And in Him is truly a fullness of Joy.
And in that, just to be thankful and trust and praise.
He is worthy.
I thank Him so.
He took care of everything in ways I didn't expect at all.
I got the joy of knowing it was okay before it was.
And to see His presence with me for the day. That beautiful day that He is!
He was there. He had everything in His hands. Everything is okay.
I thank the Lord so!
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