Prayer (not panic!) and the misplaced paycheck

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It wasn’t mixed in with random papers on my coffee table. Or caught between the seats in my car. “Ok, Whitney, don’t panic,” I told myself.

As a college student with very little money, I placed a lot of importance on the paychecks I received from my part-time job. So when this paycheck went missing, needless to say, I was stressed. That evening of my frantic search, I’d stopped off at the grocery store to pick up a few things before heading to the bank to deposit my new paycheck. When I finished shopping, I’d switched plans and decided to put off my bank visit until the next afternoon.

When I returned to my apartment, it hit me that the paycheck was nowhere to be found. After spending ten minutes looking through my car and my apartment, I was at a loss. But that’s when I paused and decided to sit down and pray about the situation.

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