So I should know that in times of need, God is not only going to provide what I need, He is also going to teach me to trust Him.
When I wrote this post, I was just thinking about the beauty of the flower and how well it is taken care of its Creator.
Little did I know that this verse would be my lifeline for the next week.
Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
I am co-coordinating our MOPS group this year which is so fabulous! The other coordinator, another leadership member and I are headed to MOPS Convention next week - SO EXCITED. We have been raising money since this summer to pay for the trip.
And on Sunday, God illustrated perfectly His provision AND asked me to trust Him once again.
One of my best friends and her hubby randomly dropped by after church. That was enough of a pleasant surprise in itself because we love them, but on top of that, she gave me a very generous donation for my trip - just when I was starting to freak out about raising the rest of the money. What a GIFT FROM GOD! I was blown away.
And then, within a few hours, I found out that we need more money than I had planned on for the trip.
But what a perfect opportunity to lean on the Lord and watch what He can do. He's done it before and He'll do it again. And that's how He's teaching me.
So with one week to go, I have about $200 to raise. Sounds impossible but here is what my God says...
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
While my own understanding would say "not gonna happen," I am trusting the Lord.
And He will provide.
Are you going through a time where you need the Lord to provide in some way? I would love to pray for you! You can comment here or click on the e-mail link in the column to the right to send your prayer request. Let's watch God provide for us together!