I had just skyped my parents a few days prior and as usual, they told me to "leave it in the hands of God" as he surely had his plans for me...things would work out. I cannot tell you how surprised I was to hear them tell me they knew I was having troubles sleeping because of my worries. I hadn't mentioned a thing to them. I always put on a positive front in my attempts not to worry them.
Thing is, I do believe...I trust...but I also feel I need to take matters into my own hands as well. I believe hard work and perseverance will pay off. Yet, with all that I've done and all that I've been doing, I felt lost. In the back of my mind, I feared failure was what awaited me after a decade of hard work and dedication.
As if God felt I needed a bit of reassurance, I found myself reaching for my latest Chicken Soup book. Strange how I received this one so coincidentally, right? Even stranger, is how I flipped to "A Child's Perspective" on page 71. It seemed to be describing me, the worrywart. Then a close friend tells of a story that happened when a child was sick and of a visiting pastor who tells a child about his sermon that morning, titled: "The Doctor Is In."
When you're sick, you want the doctor to be in. But there's another kind of doctor who is always in. His name is Jesus. Jesus can help you when you're sick or when you're sad and He will be with you all the time. So I'm going to pray that Jesus will help you feel better.After the pastor left and as the mother returned with medicine, she realized her son was feeling much better, even without the medicine. His explanation? "Jesus came."
Upon finishing the story, I felt a bit of stress lift off from me. It was almost as if he felt I needed a bit of reassurance and brought me this story just for that. I think this book and I will be good friends for the next several months.
Buy It: Shop online for Chicken Soup for the Soul books or look in your local bookstore. The price of this book is $14.95US/16.95Cdn.
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