There are a lot of people struggling these days, a lot. Most of us are trying to figure out where we can cut back, how we can make more money or save more money & some of us, just how we can survive this time of recession. Many have become coupon cutters for the first time. Some have taken on extra jobs to earn more money. We know families (we are one of them) that have even gone to one vehicle to save money. Yet in this house we Do. Not. Worry. All right, we are not perfect (hard to believe, I know) and we have had our days of worry, but it’s a choice we make. You can make a choice to give into worry or you can make a choice to believe and trust in God’s word.
The other day as I was leaving the gym I saw a big black ugly, and I mean ugly crow. But the second I laid eyes on this crow I had an overwhelming sense of God’s presence and was immediately reminded of a scripture I’ve known for years, yet always forget to refer back to in the right time.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you no much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26-27
Well, I certainly hope I’m more valuable than that ugly bird! Therefore, I KNOW that God is going to take care of me and my precious family…He has always provided for us and He always will. It wasn’t a day or two later a friend sent me the same scripture! Love those little moments, when God is so clear!
Yesterday, I was browning some hamburger meat and saw God arrive again…strange, I know, but hear me out. I was browning a large amount of meat for some dear friends of ours that were having a fundraiser dinner to help support their adoption of two little girls. This is something God called them to do. They are not a wealthy family with the kind of money it takes to adopt siblings from another country but they were obedient and knew God would show up & provide. And He did. Their fundraiser was a huge success and they have been receiving donations for some time now…God is at work & He will provide what they need. For we ARE more valuable than the birds of the air!
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body or what you will wear. Matthew 6:25
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
So have faith, all those who are worried about where this economy is taking us. God will provide!!