Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Yesterday a friend who lives in the guest apartment above my garage called to tell me that the air conditioner had fallen out of the window. Is that even possible? Apparently, all the bad weather and wind had loosened the supports of the unit, and it fell two stories to the ground. A couple of friends came and re-installed it, but it didn’t work. No surprise.

In the afternoon two repairmen came to replace cracked glass in my windows while I was out. When I returned, I saw that three window panes in each window had the original see-through glass, and the new ones had opaque glass that no one could see through. Didn’t they notice that it was different? (This was after the A/C fell out of the back window.)

I went to bed last night feeling like Job and thinking about the windows, the broken air conditioner, and the cost, not to mention hassle. And these are only trivia compared to the grave matters in our world. Just as I was beginning to grind my teeth, I remembered that worrying doesn’t do anything positive, and it certainly isn’t conducive to sleep. With every ounce of my will, I gave the matters over to God and snoozed.

Today, the repairman found a little wire had gotten disconnected in the fall, and the A/C is back in service. And the glass people are coming back – with the right glass this time.

Father, thank you for being patient with me and reminding me that worrying is counterproductive. Help me to trust you in ALL things. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Author: mcurry09

Marthe Curry is director of the World Missions Department of her diocese in Texas. In that capacity, she frequently travels internationally to empower individuals and communities in discipleship and development. She loves to teach, write, and garden. Marthe has a Ph.D. from the University of the Incarnate Word. She has two children, grandchildren, two dogs, and lives in San Antonio. She looks forward to your comments and questions.

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