I fought back tears as I talked with the insurance agent. She was very kind. My tears didn’t reflect our conversation. My tears reflected my raw emotional day. Extreme juggling of finances is very stressful. Fear of dropping a ball – a bill – torments me day in and day out. 

This phone call concerned our life insurance. David and I are trying desperately to hold onto this policy for our children’s sakes. But it ain’t easy. 

I prayed before I made the phone call, asking God to go before me and give me favor. My spirit was and is strong. It’s this darn flesh that keeps getting in the way. Imagine someone scraping their fingernails across a blackboard s-l-o-w-l-y. That’s how my insides felt.

A sweet voice answered. “This is Cara. May I help you?”

I began searching for words. My brain was rattled. “Let’s see what we can do,” she said.

As I waited for her to review our policy my eyes began to well up. When I heard her voice again I couldn’t hold back my emotions. “You okay?” she asked. 

“Yes. I feel the Spirit of God coming through you. You’re a Christian, aren’t you?”

“Yes, ma’am, I am. Things are going to get better for you. I promise.”

“I know they are. God has never failed us. I just let the stress get to me. I prayed before I called and asked God to go before me. Then I heard your kind voice. You’re an answer to my prayers. Thank you for helping me.”

As I talked with Cara I shared the lesson God has been teaching me. I relived His lesson as I recalled it for her: “Nan,” the Lord whispered. “Do you have enough for today?”

“Yes, Lord.”

“Then why are you worrying about tomorrow? Tomorrow will be the new ‘today’. I’ve already got it covered.”

My faith began to rise while I shared my story. The tears began to flow, but this time they were thankful tears.

Isn’t that just like the Lord? He knew I needed a sister on the other end to comfort me and restore my hope.

I can’t help but think about the power of the Cross as I reflect on what God did for me today. Maybe my radar is sharper because my thoughts are on Easter, but still…the Cross made the difference for me today.

It’s because of the Cross that I have hope.
It’s because of the Cross that I have all I need for today.
It’s because of the Cross that I will never walk alone.

And it’s because of the Cross that an unknown sister gave me strength for the journey.

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” ~ Hebrews 12:1,2.

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