She was so very grateful that there had been no reason to need it. All taken care of now.
The next day I am reading in Job, chapter 5 and come across these verses . . .
You shall know that your tent is at peace;
you shall visit your habitation and find nothing amiss. (vs 24)
. . . Behold this we have searched out; it is true. Hear it and know for yourself. (vs27)
Doesn't that just sound like the best house insurance? A promise from the Word of God?
Now . . . I know that these words were spoken by Eliphaz, one of Job's "friends", but 2 TImothy 3:16 says that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness".
I have begun to pray this when I leave my home, believing God, . . . trusting that my tent is at peace, that I will return home and find nothing amiss.
Another treasure found in this chapter is verse 12 . . .
"He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot carry out their plans."
Makes me think . . . What sorrows, what tragedies could be averted if the saints prayed this way?
In my younger years walking with God, I was often amazed at the way some believers could pray. Their words were compelling, awe-inspiring, ushering in the presence of God. Now I know where they find the words . . . in the Word, given by inspiration of God.
Feeling ineffectual in prayer? . . . open the Word. Say what you see . . . agree with God. He loves to hear us say back to Him what He has said to us.