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No Cell Phone Required

When I think of how my life was before I knew Jesus Christ, one picture comes to mind. It’s a picture of an exhausted, depressed woman sitting at a kitchen table, staring at her phone.

Why is she depressed? She’s fatigued from caring for two babies in diapers, one who is constantly ill and sleeps little, the other who has stopped taking naps. She’s tired of constantly wiping faces and rear ends, of cooking, cleaning and tending to the never ending needs of two children under the age of two.

She’s lonely because she just moved far from the rest of her family, and she seems to have little in common with the other mothers she has met in this town. They have new homes, new vans and they like to do crafts. She and her husband own an old, drafty house they can barely afford and a tin-can car. And she hates crafts.

She’s unhappy because she’s been fighting with her husband about money (the lack of it) and expecting him to fix everything.

So she sits staring at her phone, contemplating calling her mother or her sister again to dump her burdens on them. But she can’t bring herself to do it. Complaining to them won’t change anything and she knows it.

That woman thought there was no one to help her, but she was wrong.

Once I found Jesus, I knew who to call, and I’ve been calling him ever since. I talk to my Rock, my Prince of Peace, my Provider, and he encourages, comforts and directs me like no one else can. You too, can call on the Lord. No cell phone or service charges are required; no dropped calls keep you from connecting to God!

 “But I call to God, and the Lord saves me…I cry out in distress and he hears my voice.” Psalm 55:16-17

 “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.” Psalm 55:22

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