I got hit with a case of the blues late last night! That's never any fun! Thanks be to God that when I cried out in the night, He caused a dear sister-friend to hear it and come rushing to my side. BAM!!!!!!!! She knocked those blues clean out! I praise God more and more each day for my dear sisters and brothers who stand ready to lift up my arms when I can't hold them up any longer!
As I thought about this incident this morning, I was also busy navigating a tightrope called "finances". Ugh...I hate this tightrope. You almost get to the end of it and suddenly something comes up and stretches it out just a bit further. I started to fuss about it so God gently reminded me that He has been providing for us. Week by week by week. Even as the rope is stretching, God's provision stretches right along with it. Ouch! I just was reminded that I am the one who is always asking God to increase my faith and help me to live by faith and not by sight. I guess I'm the one to blame for all this "stretching".
The words of a song we sing at church float through my mind..."You are faithful and true..." I am reminded that God is faithful even when we are not.
And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven's Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God's house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ's blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Hebrews 10:19-23 (NLT)
May I learn to truly walk by faith and not by sight!
Amen and amen!
He is faithful and true. As hubby and I lost a good bit of son's college fund back around the 2000 stock market plunge, we worried where we were going to get money for tuition and expenses.
We don't make a whole lot and while I do work a lot, I'm self-employed so I don't draw a predictable salary.
We've had surgeries and emergencies.
But just like loaves and fishes, when the due date comes, there's enough money to pay tuition and expenses. I can't explain it any way BUT GOD!!
Isn't it awesome to watch God work! Almost 4 years ago I became unable to work any longer , then my hubby got laid off and could not find another job so he took early retirement. It was an 18month wait for my disability and even then our income is only half what it was. Somehow the bills get paid, the long list of medications get bought and there's food on the table. No we don't have the money for frivolous things things anymore but our needs are met!! Praise God!
Reading your blog reminded me of the bungy rocket that was situated by the harbour in Tauranga. We were visiting the area and decided, as the bungy wasn't in action, to have a look around. My eyes were immediately drawn to the hundreds of pieces of elastic that had broken off of the cord and were just laying around on the ground. I could only imagine that people never went to that area before commiting their safety to an elastic band! There are so many things that we will commit to that have little or no real security and yet we struggle with the idea that Almighty God, (you know, the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the universe) could possibly manage our finances!kb
Oh Kbird, I'm still laughing at your reply Before reading about your experience I was certain I would never do any bungee jumping. Now I am even more certain, if that is possible, that no one could ever accuse me of desiring to do any such thing.
Jumping into the Hands of our loving Heavenly Father (the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the universe) is much more to my liking and the company of fellow princes and princesses who are doing the same thing is just icing on the cake!