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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Calm (emotionally) (09/13/07)

TITLE: HIS HAND CALM'S THE STORMS
By Rita Gibson
09/17/07


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My stomach had been in knots all day thinking of my interview for a job the following morning. All day I bustled about getting ready hoping I wouldn’t forget my rehearsed answers. My dark blue suit jacket and skirt hung crisp and clean in my closet , my shoes polished and my resume without errors typed professionally and tucked in a manilla folder on the coffee table so I wouldn’t forget.

I set the alarm nice and early and got up that morning two hours before I had to be there. My stomach was still nervous and my mouth, dry.
“Why do I get myself so frazzled?” I asked myself, out loud.

I was thinking so much about the interview I forgot one thing...To pray! So, I sat myself down at the kitchen table with my bible, took a deep breath and began reading and praying. (John 14 chap. vs.27) My peace I give unto you.

Ask and you shall receive, Jesus tells the crowd. I asked for that peace and pictured myself walking to that job holding on to His strong hand like a little child clinging to her Dad. How could anyone make me anxious or afraid with a Great Almighty Father on your side?

Now it was up to me not to let go of His hand.

I could feel a sudden calm come over me as I approached the office where I was to be interviewed. It lasted about a half hour and the gentleman that spoke to me told me he’d call me in a day or two.

I didn’t get that job, but I know it wasn’t because of being nervous or afraid. A few weeks later I landed a job that met my skills more comfortably.

Every day before work I remember to pray and know His Grace is Sufficient for every circumstance.


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09/20/07
God is involved in all things. This is a perfect example of that, and good advice for when we all go off to work. Honest. Useful.
christine bastow09/21/07
I have found going for an interview in the past has made me feel just the same. But with Gods help, it can and will calm us. Well done.
Jacquelyn Horne09/22/07
Yes, prayer has a way of bringing calmness.
c clemons09/23/07
I agree totally, those times when I forget to pray are the times when stress can enter in. Prayer and relationship with Christ are always the answer. Good story.
Sheri Gordon09/23/07
Thanks for the reminder that nothing is more important than prayer.
Joanne Sher 09/28/07
Congratulations, Rita. Your entry has placed 15th in Level 2. The Lists for the Top 15 in each Level and the Top 40 overall are available in the Weekly Results and Highest Rankings forum of our Faithwriters Message Boards.