God’s Provision

When We Really Need God’s Provision

Sometimes things in life just seem to be way too hard and out of our control. Things just don’t seem to go right and we are finding it hard to make money on the side to keep things going smoothly.  Maybe you/spouse is on disability for some reason and unable to work full time or part time. Or maybe your a one income family, where Mom stays home with the kids or visa versa if your husbands out of work and maybe you homeschool your kids, so your at home.

Whatever your reason for less income

God has it covered !

Yes it seems we get way low on things, we get caught up in the moment and lack faith to see the big picture…

I know I have been there…

You don’t know where your next bit of food will come from..

You don’t know how your going to get the vehicle fixed…

You don’t know how your going to get clothing for your kids…

You don’t know where your next job is going to be…

So you can feed your family !

God does know and whatever he has brought you to, He will bring you through it.

I can so relate… Married but sorta living the solo parent life right now. My DH is disabled and we live on a fixed income of SSD. Things do get tight at times and we have to rely on God to provide for us what we can’t do ourselves. That requires faith and lots of it !

So your down to your last can of beans and a bag of rice ? What do you do ?

You pray and you eat what you have.

You visit family or friends for a meal.

You call your local food pantry ( getting harder today many are closing down)

You call a church for help.

You apply for food stamps ( if you don’t have them already)

You ask for help !

If there is one thing I have learned over the years , its that your pride can’t stand in the way of you feeding your family. Everyone has hard times in life.  I know that God doesn’t expect anyone to go it alone. That is why we as christians need to help each other, we are family. Sometimes more so they real blood family.

In Acts 2: 44-47 says

And all that believed were together , and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods and parted them to all men, as  every man had need. And they , continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

So it seems that they took care of the needs of their brethren /sisters and no one went without. They went to temple to learn and then ate at each others houses. And notice they were happy, praising God and everyone was getting along. And the Lord added to their number daily those that should be saved. ( notice it doesn’t’ say those that would be saved… ) But you do have a choice to make concerning your salvation.

The closest thing to this that I have experienced was in TN ( although I will say that some folks were strange) We met together whenever we were visiting house to house, several times a week and this was to talk of the Lord and to eat a meal or two. We had the greatest times. We talked about the Lord and shared life, no matter how hard it got and you knew that no one (well almost no one) would let you starve or go without.

Here in NY, I was raised to help anyone who needed help. That is just the way my parents raised us to be. Yes I grew up in a christian home as dysfunctional as it was, we were family.

I think so often we ” christians” forget that we are family and if you see your family hungry, needing clothing, needing to share their life with you, well you aught to live life as such and not just say that ( Me, my wife, my kids  are my family) We should be living with and loving one another all through out the week, not just on Sabbath or Lord’s Day…

God provides for you through your brothers and sisters in Christ.

They may bring you food, clothing, or even work to do that provides you money to get what you need. They may even provide a place for you to stay till you get on your feet and can do it on your own.

It may even come when you didn’t share what your needs were… But God knows your needs.

It may come because you shared your needs… and there is nothing wrong with that.

It might come at the last moment when its needed…


It may come before you even know your going to need it…

All I do know is that God is faithful, He will meet your needs…

You say well he didn’t meet my needs this time…

He didn’t answer my prayer…

He didn’t help me…

To this I have to say that you missed the answer.

Sometimes He may not think you need what you asked for…

Sometimes He says WAIT and TRUST ME !

The trying of your faith worketh patience, let patience have its perfect work in you…

How Much Do You Trust Him ?

Linda w rose

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