Because He Lives

Scriptures:
Psalm 27:13 - I would have fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

2 Corinthians 12:9a - But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.


Have you ever felt like it is time to go  or that your time with that person or at that place of employment was done, over, if you will?    I am like you.  I am a creature of habit, and I prefer the road with less resistance as possible.  In 2003, I was employed at a billion dollar chemical company.  I had been there for almost 15 years when a new administration arose and became the head of the organization.  I had been promoted as an accounting assistant; and I was settling into my new position when I was side swiped by the administrative assistant to our new leader.  She began to harass me on a daily basis.  She needed me as she had to prepare charts for her boss, and she needed to know how it was done.  I was the one who had done the charts prior to this new administration.  Instead of coming to me to ask for help, she came to me as a bully.  I had reported her to my manager, but the new leader was now his boss. There was nothing anyone could do to stop her.  I was sick and full of rage.  How dare her to think she can stomp in my new office with disrespect and demands.  Who did she think she was?  I considered my self then and now as the King’s kid.  So I “maturely’ prayed that the Lord would somehow damage her or just make her disappear.  But, nope, the Lord had a greater plan.  The Lord gave me a hymn that melted my heart during this time:

Because He Lives, I can face tomorrow;
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know, He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives!

Well, can I tell you that this song ministered to me!  I no longer felt like hurting the one who was hurting me; instead, I wanted her to get to know my Savior.  My prayers changed, and my heart was softened.

I was there with her for about a year or almost two when a former manager had left the company and became VP of Finance at a local sugar company.  And guess who he wanted to come to be his Accounting Assistant?  Yes, me --  of all the qualified persons in my group.  He called with an offer that anybody at my level would have loved.  And I said yes!  The Lord worked the situation out, and I actually went to that new Administrative Assistant “bully” and said, “goodbye” on my last day.  The Lord is truly faithful.  He hears our cries, and He knows just how to fix every situation.

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for your deliverance and Your love.  You provide means and needs for us to move as You desire.  I understand how You are my Shield, my Shepherd, my Provider.  Some trust in chariots, but I will trust in Your Name.  For Your Name keeps and preserves me.  Thank You forever and always… In Jesus’ Name Amen!!

(by Lisa Williams)

9 Comments


Marsha - February 9th, 2021 at 2:57am

Amen!!

Casey Turner - February 9th, 2021 at 5:19am

Amen Sis Lisa!!! Great encouragement for the workplace! Thank you for sharing 😉

Brother Brockington - February 9th, 2021 at 5:55am

Amen. Because He lives, there is hope and there is breath. Thanks be to GOD.

DEBORAH WHYE - February 9th, 2021 at 6:10am

Amen sister Lisa! All we have to do is give it all to Jesus and He will fight your battles!

Teressa Freeman - February 9th, 2021 at 6:55am

Amen Sis. Lisa! Thank you for sharing your testimony.

Novella - February 9th, 2021 at 8:51am

Amen! Amen! The Lord's eyes are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to our prayers (cries). Thanks for sharing those wonderful words of life with us.

Wendy - February 9th, 2021 at 10:46am

Amen ! Sis Lisa. Yes Lord in every situation there is nothing, to hard for our Sovereing God!!

Pat T - February 9th, 2021 at 7:04pm

Amen. Great testimony

Star Brewington - February 10th, 2021 at 6:01am

Amen Sis. Lisa!! Behold the power of our Lord. What a powerful testimony!!

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