I withdrew over the weekend. I was worn and weary and needed some time to be entirely alone. My husband graciously took all of the children to church so that I could have a block of time by myself without any possibility of emotion. I soaked in that time like parched ground in a gentle rain. I read my Bible and journaled for nearly an hour. One short verse in particular arrested my attention: “To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 5:11
I run dry and wear out. My energy is limited. My ideas hit roadblocks. My patience gets spent. The future intimidated me because I know I have limitations. BUT GOD DOESN’T! He supplies the resources for the responsibilities He calls me to fulfill. If it is a relationship then He will provide the grace; if it’s writing then He will provide the words; if it’s parenting then He will provide the wisdom; if it’s teaching then He will provide the creativity; if it’s a physical or material need then He will provide the funds. But it starts with the surrender of my pride, my will and my determination to everything on my own strength. And for the surrender He will provide the faith.
It takes faith to act on the knowledge that God WILL provide. Time and again I have witnessed His provision in remarkable ways but time and again I still need my faith renewed on a daily basis. The answer to a simple life is relying on God for each day’s needs and being content with how and when He provides for them. Rather than being self-reliant I need to become Christ-reliant. To Him be the dominion forever! AMEN!
What do you need faith for today? How did God provide for you yesterday?