by Tammy Phillips
November 6, 2020
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him. (Psalm 32:8, 10 NKJV)
True Story from a few years ago.
I had cleaned our bedroom and noticed my driver’s license lying on the floor. I had emptied some things out of my bag at an earlier time and I guess my driver’s license had just fallen out of my wallet. I picked it up and that is the last I remembered of the Little 2 x 4 piece of plastic that I would need as identification.
Later in the week, Kris and I went to vote. I knew exactly where my voter’s registration card was located and found it immediately. When I went to retrieve my license that I thought I had returned to my wallet, it was nowhere to be found. In the past I would have gotten mad at the inconvenience, called myself stupid more than once and definitely lost my joy. I determined not to allow anything or anyone to steal my joy.
Kris voted. I could not. I went home and talked to God. I prayed: “Lord, You know where my license is located. Will You please show it to me?” I, emphasis on I, looked several places for it. I just knew it would be an easy find, not so. I kept confessing: “I know You know where that license is. I’d really like to vote today.” I finally said. “When You bring a place to mind, I will go look.”
I spent time reading my Bible and just waited. I completed a few chores, faithfully waited and looked as directed. I spoke with a friend and shared my story. She knew that I was world- famous for misplacing and finding things with God’s help. Once, I had misplaced a Pandora bracelet in December and faithfully believed God to help me find it. I did not stop believing. He led me to it the next March!
God is big! His word says in 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” and, Psalm 55:22, “Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” Looking at the Greek translation of the word moved. I confidently confessed its meanings:
I will not be moved.
I will not be shaken.
I will not totter.
I will not slip.
I will not waver.
I will not move aside from the right.
I will find my license with Your help.
I knew that I knew, God had me. All I had to do was believe and trust that He is who He says he is and that He would do what he said He would do.
Five hours after arriving home from the polls, I put some clothes in the dryer and I heard, “Look in the car.” I kind of offered up some resistance, “BUT GOD… I’ve already looked there and everywhere else!” Then I conceded, “BUT GOD, I know you know where it is, so I will go look again.” I did and there it was! God was faithful! God is faithful. God will always be faithful.
Praise God! If I had not misplaced my license, I would not have gotten to share this whole story of how God’s faithfulness, grace and mercy surrounded me. I returned and voted. Four little ladies who worked were so glad to see me. I loudly shared my God story with them, proclaiming the greatness and faithfulness of my Jesus!!!
I enCOURAGE you to go to our Father when you have lost some thing and you cannot find it. I do not care if you have lost yourself, your health, a pair of glasses or a sparkly sapphire piece of jewelry. God is always with you. His word says:
“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This [is] the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21 NKJV)