In a little bit over a week from now, I will be traveling back to Kentucky to meet up with family to head to our churches General Assembly in North Carolina. For a while there, I didn’t think I was going to be able to go due to finances and my car needing fixed. I was feeling a bit down about that reality, so I began to pray and ask those who I know do pray, to pray for me and my situation. I had decided to put my problem in the Lord’s hands and let Him do the work.
After putting my problem in God’s hands, I stopped worrying about it and decided to be okay with whatever the outcome would be. Just a few days ago, I checked our bank account and I was blown away by the amount deposited into it. I began to cry tears of thankfulness because I knew the provision came from God alone. The amount told me that I had more than enough to pay my part for the hotel room, the gas to get there, to get my car fixed, to board my dog, and to still have money for the savings.
This was all because of the faith and trust I put into God. I truly believe that if I would have continued to worry about the problem, I wouldn’t have been blessed the way that I was. Living 15 hours away from my family and my husband currently being deployed has taught me to truly trust in God. When you are all alone, away from everyone and everything you know, you learn to either swim with God or you choose to sink because your trust and faith in God isn’t where it should be.
Max Lucado once said, “God is able to accomplish, provide, help, save, keep, subdue. He is able to do what you can’t. He already has a plan. God’s not bewildered. Go to Him.”
We serve the only true and living God today. Just let that fact sink in for a moment. We serve the ONLY living God who can and does hear our prayers. Not only does God hear our prayers, He also sees our struggles and in His time, He will bring a solution to the problem. When the solution comes, we shouldn’t be so shocked when we know who God is and what He is to us. God truly does know our every need and the moment we utter a cry for help, He is already working on the solution.
Luke 12:29-31 says, “And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.” “For all these things do the nations of the world seek after; and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.” “But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
These scriptures are the words of Jesus Christ. They are his spoken words that we get to carry with us for decades to come. Jesus clearly tells us to not worry about anything at all because He knew who the Father was. Jesus knew God and knew that God could and would supply every believers needs. These few scriptures teach us to not worry for anything, even when there seems to be no good outcome. They teach us to completely depend on God. When we come to the point in our lives where all we do is depend on God for every little thing, we will see the power of God move within our lives in a way we never could have imagined.
When we let go of worrying, we allow for God to flourish our lives. Worrying about our needs only chains us down, but when we replace that worry with faith, it will set us free.
Philippians 4:19 says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Psalm 84:11-12 says, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will be withhold from them that walk uprightly.” “O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.”
These scriptures remind us to trust in God for everything within our lives because it is only through God that all of our needs will be supplied. Yes, the Army and our jobs deposit a check into our bank accounts every two weeks, but it is because of God that we are blessed to receive it. It is because of God that we are able to afford gas for our cars and groceries for our families. God knows each one of His children and He knows their every need.
God will never turn His back on those who serve Him. God will always supply us with exactly what we need, right when we need it. All it takes is us trusting in Him and having faith to wait for the blessing to come.
I could have easily given up on my trip to the General Assembly, but instead, I chose to hold out till the end. I knew that God would provide a way for me to get there. Through this blessing, I have learned that God does hear me and He sees what my heart desires. I’ve learned that I serve a very real God, who is always right there with me, helping me even when I can’t see the help at first. God will provide the provisions, but we must provide Him with our faith.