Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:5-7
God tells us not to be anxious, but how do we live in our physical, practical surroundings and remain faithful to God’s Word? How do we keep our eyes on God and listen for His voice when the sound of our circumstances is screaming louder? I tell people all the time that God will provide a way, but can I really live this out? When the bank account is already low and moving downward, where is my faith? Is it moving in the same direction? THIS is the moment of truth. Do I really believe what I say I believe? How do I get so far away? Please forgive me God for my doubts. I trust that you love me, why do I doubt you will take care of me? This is where I need to trust more and cry out to Jesus. Faith lived out in spite of our circumstances is giving God the glory He deserves. Is it easy? Of course not, that why it is called faith. “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) Doesn’t God constantly reassure us in His Word that He will take care of us? Over and over he promises; and His promises are true. If we lose sight of the promises of God, we rob God of the glory He deserves. In times of challenge, confusion and loss, it is these truths that strengthen me. It is God’s truth that gives me peace, hope, courage and most of all I am able to praise Him… because He is my God and HE WILL TAKE CARE OF ME.
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22
If you really believe that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him then watch for what he is doing to see what the “good” in your circumstances looks like. It may not look like the kind of “good” we think of in our flesh. But anytime God is moving and working in our lives…it is GOOD!
Reach out to the Farrs to hear Part 2 of this post and God’s provision. Lynn spoke out in faith when writing this post “…HE WILL TAKE CARE OF ME.” And, of course, He did. Are you needing prayer to believe this truth for yourself? Let us know and we’ll lift you up in prayer, because HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU.