Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.~Philippians 4:6 NLT
My small salary barely stretched between paydays.
Careful tweaking of my budget caused me to be creative. As I learned to cut corners, I hung onto God’s promise of provision. My faith grew as God repeatedly provided everything we needed.
Going through my separation and divorce had turned our lives upside down. I was starting over again. And I was not prepared. This was a first for me, learning how to be the primary breadwinner of our household. My children were eight and twelve years old, and along with food and clothing, unexpected school expenses and other needs popped up from time to time. Any expenses out of the ordinary, such as car repairs or medical emergencies, caused me to rethink my budget. I had many occasions to lay it all before God and tell Him I couldn’t do it alone.
The lessons I learned during that time were invaluable. The most important one was that I didn’t have to do life alone. My God was ready and willing to hold my family close and to meet every need. Whenever I was discouraged, and when I wanted to give up, I remembered all God had provided for us, and that He alone was our source.
Because He walked with us through that time in our lives, I experienced His peace as never before. God continually assured me that He was our source. All I had to do was to trust Him with the tough times as well as the good times. Many years later, as I remember all the ways God has blessed us, I am grateful to have experienced His loving lessons.
Think back on a time when you had no choice but to trust in God’s promises.
Thank you, Father, that I am not alone in my challenging times and in my good times. You are the God of provision. You are my source. In Jesus’s name, amen.
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