A blank check, dropped and considered lost

I panicked!

“Lord,” I prayed, “where did I put the signed blank check I held while I chatted and waited in line to mail this package?”

I searched my purse a second time, and glanced at the floor around me. Nothing.

Because it wasn’t my check I felt a weight of responsibility.

After I mailed my package, I mentioned to the clerks, “I have lost a check.”

I asked the man behind me, “Have you seen a check?” He shook his head no.

As I neared the next lady in line, she didn’t say anything, just pointed to the floor. The check, turned upside down, blended with the tile. The man was standing on it!

I retrieved it as relief washed over me.

“Thank you!” I said to the Lord and the lady.

He had once again rescued me when I shot up a desperate prayer.

“Psalm 102:1,2 says “Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.”

If I had given up when the man behind me shook his head, I would have walked out of the store, and never seen the check again because it didn’t have my name on it.

Dear widow, when you are in a bind and things seem hopeless, does the Lord answer your prayers?

Yes, of course He does. That’s when the Lord shows Himself strong. He tells us to call upon Him and He will answer us speedily. What a hotline we have to Heaven.

God bless you as we keep the prayer line open in the New Year!