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God Is In Control (Day 27)

Lenten Devotion – God Is In Control
Day 27, 15 March 2024

“Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.” Hebrews 10:33-35

Fear resulting from adverse circumstances can cause us to lose our courage and shrink back from following God. We need to endure in trusting in Him at all times.

I remembered how in my previous legal company there were many times my supervisor would find ways and means to put down those working under her.

Once, there was an angry client who came rushing to the office to file a complaint against his company for delaying his salary. As a receptionist cum clerk, I was the first person to interact with him. And as a young girl then, I felt very scared. I could feel the fear in me while responding to him with a smile. I offered him some tea while waiting for the secretary of a lawyer to take up his case. He did cool down a bit after that.

When my supervisor arrived, the client started shouting and told me to get out immediately. I apologised and left the room but my supervisor stayed to talk with the client before the lawyer came in. I was not sure what happened inside the room but I could sense that the client got even angrier. I was very fearful and began to pray. All of a sudden, my supervisor stomped out of the room and began to find fault with a colleague and me.

The next day, my colleague seemed withdrawn at work. During lunchtime when no one was around, I approached her and offered to pray for her. She was hesitant but agreed. I prayed a short prayer. She shared that she thought she was all alone in the office and was about to resign but changed her mind after my prayer. She is now happily married to a lawyer and have gotten promoted with my previous supervisor now reporting to her instead.

God knows all things and He is in control. Our responsibility is to endure in staying faithful and clinging on to Him each day in every circumstance.

Jenny Yeo🙏