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Look to the Lord
And His strength;
Seek His face always.
 Psalm 105:4
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My friend Angela has taught me a lot about not complaining and trusting God to provide for my needs.  I wrote about her story on May 6, 2009.  She responded with an inspiring note.  Here is a quote: 
 
“I have been learning to be a seeker of God’s face, (to know Him) and not a seeker of His hand (His provision).  When you are a seeker of God’s face His hand of provision is sure to come, in His perfect time and unexpected ways.  The waiting time is not always graceful for me, but I have learned that I cannot make things happen, no matter how earnestly I try…” Angela
 
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Do everything without complaining.

Philippians 2:14
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When you meet someone who has reasons to complain but they don’t, it is stunning and startling.  A few weeks ago, my friend Angela asked me to pray that God would send her some clothes because she had only one dress.  Angela is handicapped, and for physical reasons she can only wear dresses.  Well, I started praying and also asked friends to pray.  Yesterday, God provided Angela with not one, but sixteen beautiful dresses!  Some of my wonderful friends in Nashville, (after hearing about Angela’s needs and how she does not complain), worked together to collect dresses and shoes.  One of my friends also sent her $200 to cover additional needs.  I was amazed by the way they helped someone that they did not even know.
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After Angela saw the clothes, she exclaimed, “My Father knows me, and He loves me!  He knows what I like.  So many blue dresses…blue is my favorite color.  When giving gifts to our children we try to do things they like.  How much more does God try to give us what we like!  God pays attention to the details.”  Angela radiates joy and love, even though the circumstances of her life are extremely difficult. 
 
Sometimes when we “rescue the weak and needy,” they rescue us.  May Angela’s story rescue us from the habit of complaining when things don’t go our way.
  
(Angela tells the story about “The Dress”, in the comment section.)
 

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