How good is God?
So good that I don't even remember what the specific devastating news was for sure. It's been five years since I wrote this post. The things I learned and wrote are still worth sharing. We have been blessed for two years with steady income. God has provided for our needs and some of our wants. He's good so good!
Bless the Lord!
August 18, 2013
Many of you know that my husband was without work for many months and has just started working a few weeks ago. I praise God for his new job. I trust that God will help him get the sales he needs to support our family.
Twice this week we have heard devastating news financially. But God. No, we haven't found a way through it or out of it. But we've prayed. I know that some how, some way God will bring us through this. I trust God. I guess that's what I've come to know in my mind, heart, and spirit. I can trust HIM completely. It will probably be really hard. But God.
We've been reading the Adventures in Odyssey Passages books by Paul McCusker. In the books, God is referred to by some of the characters as "The Unseen One". One of the characters stated that they were in the hands of the Unseen One. That phrase stuck in my mind. So, now I know that I can have peace, no matter what we go through, that We are in the hands of the Unseen One. God our creator will take care of us.
The other thing that I've realized is that I've had a wrong focus during this four year financial nightmare. I kept wanting to hear my husband tell me, "It's going to be alright." Over the last many months, I've realized that no. It is not going to be alright. In fact, that's the wrong question, the wrong focus.
The real question, the only one that really matters is if we, as a couple, and as a family are going to be alright. We are both committed to God and to each other and to our family. So, we know that with God, We are going to be alright. We are 100% sure and committed that with God, we're going to be together, forever, no matter what. That commitment is what will make us live happily ever after.
So, all this said, I have chosen not to worry about these things. I've given them back to God and asked Him to show us the way and take care of it. I have the most amazing peace in this storm. It is that peace that passes all understanding. Praise the Lord.
I will never be the same again.
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