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Financial needs met
Many years ago, I loaned money to someone, and it began to look as if the loan would not be repaid at all. At that time I owned a one-man heating and air conditioning company, and I needed to be repaid in three weeks’ time in order to meet my business’s end-of-the-month expenses, as well as to pay rent on my apartment.
Time was running out, and I spent several days being afraid that I would be evicted, and being angry at this person who had previously agreed to pay me back. I schemed and plotted how I could make this person pay the debt, but eventually had to admit that I couldn’t solve the problem on my own. There was no apparent solution at hand, and so I humbly asked God to tell me what to do. The answer came back almost immediately: “Forgive.” I saw this message could have two meanings: to forgive the debt and to give up my anger at this person. To be sure I covered all aspects of this message, I worked on both meanings.
As I prayed to see what was really going on, it became clear to me that nothing could stand between me and the infinite goodness flowing to me from God. This infinite goodness is what really sustains, preserves, and blesses me, and it was mentally given and received. That evening I was moved to phone this person and to tell them I forgave the debt and they were to think of the money as a gift. This person thanked me, and although they did not offer to repay me, I knew I could trust God to care for my needs.
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