"And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Have you ever been in a situation where nothing seems to be working out right, no matter what decisions you make, everything just falls flat like a pancake? Oh, I’m not the only one then? Recently, my family and I started on a journey where we truly felt it was the direction we needed to go. That was at the end of April of this year (2021). Ever since that journey began, life seemed to increasingly grow more difficult and obstacle after obstacle arose. Perhaps we had some spiritual maturing that needed to happen. But let me tell you this, after receiving some pretty difficult news this week about our current housing situation, God has my full attention. (It’s sad that sometimes it takes our decisions laced with good intentions to redirect our focus.) We still don’t have a lot of answers, but my family knows that God is able to provide anything and everything that we need in order to do His will. I look forward in the coming weeks to when I can offer more details about what God is doing, but I remain hopeful. I was asked by family and friends alike, "Are you discouraged?" My honest response was that we were disappointed, but we wouldn’t dare be discouraged. The heavenly Father knows what His children need even before we speak. I know this is a bit open-ended. There’s no closure on this right now, but I hope this has been encouraging. God is not done with you. He is not done with any of us. Keep your head up, friends. Our Creator is still working in our lives, as long as we will allow Him room to do so.
Prayer for today: Today, I pray that we take refuge in our almighty Father who loves us so deeply and radically. That we would maintain a posture of surrender and willingness to what His heart desires. I pray that we would continually put ourselves in the presence of God and that He will not only provide those blessings we need so that others will clearly see His goodness and grace. That we would provide opportunities to share the amazing love and grace we have received from the work of Jesus Christ.
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God’s grace on you…