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Can I Really Trouble God With The Petty Things Of This Life?


Can you really trouble God with the petty things of this life?
A story I would like to share-- as told by Corrie Ten Boom.

I will tell you something that happened when I was a prisoner in a concentration camp with my sister, Betsie. One morning I had a terrible cold, and I said to Betsie, 'What can I do; I have no handkerchief.' "
pray, she said. I smiled, but she prayed, 'Father, Corrie has got a cold, and she has no handkerchief. Will you give her one in Jesus name, Amen?

"I could not help laughing, but as she said 'Amen', I heard my name called. I went to the window, and there stood my friend who worked in the prison hospital.

"'Quickly, quickly! Take this little package; it is a lit­tle present for you.' I opened the package, and inside was a handkerchief.

"'Why in the world did you bring me this? Did I ask you for it? Did you know that I have a cold?'

"No, but I was folding handkerchiefs in the hospital, and a voice in my heart said, "Take one to Corrie ten Boom."'

"What a miracle!   Can you understand what that handkerchief told me at that moment? It told me that in heaven there is a loving Father who hears when I   one of His children on this very small planet asks for an impossible little thing, a handkerchief. And that heav­enly Father tells one of His other children to take one to Corrie ten Boom. We cannot understand, but the foolishness of God is so much higher than the wisdom of the wise. With God, proportions are so different from ours."

This thing I do know: God answers prayers, and God's promises are a greater than our Problems. God sees our sorrows through our eyes.

Palm 147:11  The lord takes pleasure in those that hope in his mercy.

God is here our hearts to cheer
To drive away all anxious fear
His voice of love my soul can hear
God is here, yes, God is here.

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