I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.~Psalm 121:1-2 NSV
For months I had been putting out a lot of fires. Every day I woke up to a new crisis. Then I experienced a few days of a lull when I could finally resume my desired activities. That was when the flood hit— literally. Once again, my plans were destroyed, along with our belongings and our remodeled home.
Immediately, I called my husband, and then I asked some close friends to pray for our family. I knew this problem was too big for us to handle on our own.
My husband rushed home from work and called in the pros. He knew what to do and who to contact. I would have called a plumber, but he knew to call the sewer guy. I didn’t even know there was a such a person. For that alone, I was grateful. He quickly discerned the likely cause, and with this knowledge he knew how to proceed.
Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. … Our eyes look to the LORD our God.~Psalm 123:1, 2b
While we waited for the sewer guy to fix our newest crisis, I found comfort in knowing that not all was lost. Although the floor and walls were ruined, we still had a house. I also drew comfort in knowing that although we were in a tough season, these problems would prove to be temporary. Tough times do not last forever.
Finally, after a long ordeal, the sewer guy finished, and we had working faucets again. What a relief that was. I knew I would never take indoor plumbing for granted.
God is the Master Fixer.~Maria T. Henriksen, contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships
Friend, the Lord is there for us in any crisis. He is waiting for us to hand our problems over to Him, especially those that are spiritual rather than situational. God is the Master Fixer. He knows exactly what our problems are and how to fix them. After all, He is the Maker of the Universe, so in Him we can rest secure even when troubles abound, that He knows what to do. Trust Him. He is a prayer away, and He is ready to help you with any challenge you may face.
What challenge has God helped you with that you knew you could never conquer on your own?
Heavenly Father, thank You for being there to fix my problems no matter how big or small.
In Your arms always and forever, I will be. Amen.
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Meet Our Contributor
MARIA T. HENRIKSEN
Maria T. Henriksen is the author of Not Again (Maria T. Henriksen Publishing), a young adult Christian romance novel. She is working on the sequel entitled, Not Again: The Fallout (Maria T. Henriksen Publishing), to be published in 2021.
She is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More and a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).
Maria hosts a ministry through her blog, Maria’s Ministry. She manages a Facebook group, Maria’s Muses: Inspirational, Christian, & Close-to-the-Heart Readers, which consists of Christian writers, readers, and contributors.
Maria graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s in Communications/Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. She has experience in graphic arts, finance, banking, health, fitness, and beauty, and substitute teaching.
As a wife for over two decades, Maria considers herself blessed. She and her husband are the proud parents of twin boy/girl teenagers. In her spare time, she runs, writes poems and songs, creates graphics, enjoys family activities, and reads. Maria’s greatest desire is for lives to be transformed through her inspirational writings.
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