I don't back up my computer as often as I should. My daughter's birthday was the first week in March, and as I uploaded the photos I'd taken to the photo service I use online, I realized I hadn't uploaded photos since her last birthday! A year. So I took the time to upload all the photos on my computer to the photo service.
After that, I thought, while I'm uploading, I might as well back up my word documents too. I copied all those to a jump drive. I hadn't done that in at least a year either! Who has times to back up your computer? And besides how often does a computer actually crash?
Monday, I sat at my computer for three hours while I typed and researched. I ended up with 7 pages of single spaces notes for a retreat I am speaking for. I was pleased with my work. Tuesday was my birthday, so I was out and about all day and didn't type any more notes.
Tuesday night as I was online, my computer started giving me error messages. I could tell something was wrong, and my very first thought was my retreat document. I tried to open Word, so I could print it out. "Your word.exe program is corrupted." I tried to open the "My computer" file, so I could copy the file to my jump drive. "The My Computer program is corrupted." My PC was failing fast. What could I do?
The only program that was open was my email. So I sent myself an email and attached my word document to it. Then I shut down my PC. When I rebooted, my hard drive was in essence gone. Fried. Everything lost.
I went to my cell phone where I receive my email. The email was there, but with no attachment. Usually it will show a line that says "There is an attachment, do you want to download it?" This time nothing. I forwarded the email from my phone to my husband. "Is there an attachment to this?" No attachment for him either.
And so I prayed. I stormed the heavens. "God I know you can recover this document!" I believe it! I need it! The devil wants it be gone, but I believe you are the RESTORER. Then I sang, "He is Able"....a lot. And the document was restored on my email server.
I don't know what is crashing in your world today, but God is the RESTORER! He can do all things. Put your faith in Him, and let Him achieve on your behalf. He is able, more than able to accomplish what concerns you today!
Psalm 80:19 -- Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.
1 Peter 5:10 -- And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
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