I wanted to come on here and just share with you the peace and joy I’ve been feeling the past several days. God is awesome! I’ve been stressed out about a few things, and have been worrying them over and over in my head. The other night, that song “He’s Been Faithful” just kept taking that stuff’s place. Made me think about how little I must trust God to be worrying. It’s a sin to worry, really – as long as we do our best, God will take care of the rest, right? And if we continually worry about things, it’s akin to saying that God’s not big enough to handle it. Which, of course, is crazy, since He’s totally big enough to handle anything that comes our way. God is always faithful to us; we need to be faithful to Him. It’s not a one-way street, after all; it’s not God giving, giving, giving to us while we simply take. We’re supposed to give our all to God. That means trusting in Him, and having faith that He will see us through.
Of course, we can’t just sit back and say, “Okay, God, since You’re the Almighty and all, I’ll just let You provide the money for my bills to be paid while I sit at home and do whatever I want to do. And spend every dime I can.” Nope. We have to actually get out there and do our best to provide for ourselves and our families and, whatever is not included in the fruits of our labor, God will supply. He’s pretty awesome like that, too; I have a personal testimony to prove it! I was coming home from work one day a few years ago, trying to pay all my bills, working two jobs and still not having enough. My cupboards were pretty close to empty, my gas tank was just about on fumes, it was a week till my next paycheck, and I had bills coming due. Told God on my way home that night that I knew He would see me through. I got home, got the mail out of the box. Went inside and looked through it. Bill… junk mail… bill… bill… more junk mail… something from the mortgage company? Hmm… Opened it and – it was a check from the mortgage company for the amount that I had gone over in my escrow account! Not only could I pay for food, gas, and some bills, but there was a little left over to do something nice for me. I know that God will provide my needs, cuz He’s done it before! The great thing is, the need doesn’t have to be a financial one for God to provide it. Remembrance of facts learned on tests, patience when dealing with children, understanding when talking to a coworker or boss – whatever the need might be, God is faithful to give you what you need if you just ask Him, then allow Him to take control. He’ll come through for you – He always does!
It all comes down to faith; He’s faithful, and we need to exercise faith.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1