Jasmine's Place Issue No. 19 - September/October 2017 - Page 17

Considering our relationship and His place in my life, I decided I owed Him more than that. Knowing that my decision was made out of respect for the Lord gave me peace. If He was willing to fight for me, I should be willing to trust Him. During that time, I learned a valuable lesson about keeping my eyes on the Lord rather than on the progress of the battle. I found a Christian attorney who immediately counseled me to settle. I wrote him a letter beginning with, “I know you will understand why I am choosing to fight this…” and I went on to explain my position. His response was, “I understand.” He respected my decision (although without much faith in it) and agreed to defend me. To be honest, my faith wasn’t very high either. I had no idea what the Judge of the Universe would decide. The updates I received from my attorney shook my emotions until I made up my mind to ignore them as best I could. Ephesians 6:13 came to mind: “…having done all, stand.” (NASB) Then, one glorious day, I was notified that the plaintiffs, for reasons unknown, had simply dropped the suit. It was over. Perhaps He would choose to intervene; perhaps He wouldn’t. But I set my will to receive the verdict as from His hand and emotionally gave Him permission not to intervene should He decide not to. I had no idea what the Judge of the Universe would decide. The attorney fees were less than half of what the demand had been. With a light heart, I paid the fees, remembering Job 23:10: “When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. (NASB).” Shari Weigerstorfer is a freelance Christian writer, native to the West Coast of America. When not indulging in her passion for travel, she writes from her home in Singapore. Other articles by Shari can be found on her site at Faithwriters.com Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com JASMINE'S PLACE 17 17