I was in such a hurry that my mind raced even as I paused for a long-overdue pit stop. As I slid the lock on the bathroom stall, I noticed a posted message taped on the door. It said:
“Good morning, this is God. I will be handling all your problems today. Please remember that I will not need your help! If life happens to deliver a situation that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFGTD (Something for God to Do) box. It will be addressed in My time, not yours. Once the matter is in the box, do not hold onto it or attempt to remove it. Holding on or removal will delay the resolution of your problem. If it’s a situation you think you are capable of handling, please consult Me in prayer to be sure it’s the proper resolution. Because I do not slumber, there is no reason for you to lose any sleep. So rest, my child. I love you!”
There was more, but it didn’t register. I was awash in unexpected grace. Thanks be to God for divine diagnosis and the healing touch.
This message was adapted from “Changed by Prayer” written by Mary Lynn Hendrickson that first appeared in the July/August 2010 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.