Those where the words I heard from the Lord this morning. I am a worrier as hard as I try not to be, I worry. We have bills, who does not, but some are not getting paid off as quickly as needed to be. Medical bills have added up as well and now I am facing surgery, two surgeries to be exact and things are looking worse on the financial end.
A phone call yesterday made some of needs even greater.
Now what? Fret kicked in and upset along with it. Fear banged at my door big time. Sleep was broken and I was up by 3 AM.
Then I heard it.” Didn’t you learn anything?” How soon we forget. God reminded me of how, after my first husband died, I had nothing. No income, no job and needs. I watched Him provide over and over again. No Life insurance, yet HE provided for the funeral and burial of my husband.
When God provided by not giving me a job, not letting me get housing, not letting me stay where I wanted to stay (yes, provided by NOT) HE took care of me. I had more than I could have imagined and with no full time job was also free to go to see my daughter several states away. God provided the money to go. Luxuries I could not have provided myself.
HE has promised to supply our needs, not perceived needs, not wants, but our needs.
I know that there have been financial failures with our money. I know that we, like so many, waste money on things we think are needs or are just wants. I know this and this morning confessed my failures.
I am asking for a renewed mind. Renewed in trust and faith and renewed in knowing needs from wants from wishes. Renewed in priorities so that the spending can be in the order God wants and trust HIM to provide for all that is before us right now.
How soon we forget HIS faithfulness.