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Springs of Living Water
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 9:27 pm
Filed under: Life,Reflections

I knew today was going to be a nightmare when I walked into work to find two calls waiting, the e-mail I didn’t get to answer yesterday, and my unfinished paperwork all waiting for me. I organized and prioritized…just in time to get a call from my boss, who is out of the country. He needs some troubleshooting done for a customer and an answer ASAP.

I don’t panic. This is fine. I’ll simply hand some things off to my colleague, who, it turns out, needs the day off to get his sick dog guide to the vet. Having been through similar symptoms with my own guide a year ago, I tell him to get her to the vet post haste. Do not pass Go; do not collect $200.

Now, not only am I worried sick about my colleague’s dog, but my day is rapidly degenerating into chaos. The calls are piling up at an astronomical rate, and I’m fighting with my computer to resolve some problems with it before I can troubleshoot my boss’s customer’s problem. And just when I’m wondering how I’m going to keep up, I get a call in from the UK. (I don’t generally handle overseas phone calls.)

So, I’m working on the boss’s problem and drowning in phone calls and e-mails. I think I spiritually felt what the disciples must have felt when Jesus was asleep in the boat, and they thought they would be overtaken by the storm. I found myself wondering, “Where is Jesus in all this chaos?”

Well, just like in the case of the disciples, Jesus was fully aware of what was going on. Just like when He fed the multitude with the five loaves and two fish, He gave me the miracle of time. Somehow, through a miracle, I was able to handle an entire day’s worth of calls in the span of an hour and a half. By the end of the day, all but one of the e-mails had been answered, and there was only one call left that had to be returned in the morning because of the customer’s schedule. The paperwork was all caught up and filed, and the problem I was working on for my boss is 99% resolved.

I feel refreshed, having drunk from the spring of Living Water. I know that God never left my side. Even though I felt alone and overwhelmed by my circumstances, He was still there, and He still cared. That assurance comes from truth, and not from feelings. This is the peace that passes all understanding. To God be all glory and praise!

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I call those days running on “God fuel.” While they are scary until you submit that you must rely on him, once you do it is amazing! It reminds me how I should always depend on him! Glad you did too!

Comment by leah

Ya gotta how He comes up side and partners with you when the squeeze is on. A day full of Jesus kisses and hugs for you.

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