I recently found out some news that I was not expecting. My family has gone through a lot of hard times, and I fear that it is going to get even worse. My husband has had difficulty finding a good job despite the fact that he is highly educated. Now, more than ever, we need God to provide. Trusting in God is easier said than done. My mother keeps telling me, "Trust in him." I keep recalling Bible verses like Proverbs 3:5-6 that hangs on the wall of my apartment. -
(Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.)
What does this mean? Trust in the Lord even though you may not understand why certain things are happening the way that they are. If you submit to him and surrender to him, he will lead you down the right path. I know I'm going down the right path career-wise, but what am I going to do now? I am really struggling with this news (that I am not prepared to reveal to my bloggers yet - sorry but it's pretty personal) and I just find it hard to trust that things are going to change so that my husband and I can provide for our children.
One of my favorite Bible verses is Matthew 6:25-34:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
I try not to worry. I do everything I can to make things work for me and my family. I have to leave the rest in God's hands. After all, Romans 8:28 says:
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Please say a prayer for me and my family during these tough times ahead.
Thanks for reading.