Psalm 73:26New Living Translation (NLT)
26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.
My oldest is experiencing adult life for the first time. She has graduated college, bought her first car and now she is between jobs, bills due and she wanting to relocate out of the spare bedroom.
As a parent I want to immediately open my checkbook, float her expenses for 2 months and pray she “figures it out”
At 23, she has proven to be a good kid. Faithfully attending worship services and bible study. She has her head on straight, as they say.
Now its time for her to experience God for herself. Oh, I am not cutting her off – I am letting her SEE the hand of God.
She is becoming discouraged, even tearful at times as she applies for hundreds of employment opportunities. It’s painful to watch.
This is her BUT GOD moment. She can’t LIVE off her Mom’s God, she has to put her faith into action.
In CROSSTraining ( bible study) I teach “you get what you say” She will get to a point where there will be no other choice BUT to call on GOD for who HE is NOT how you feel or what situation you’re facing.
I began to remind her that when you are no longer moved by appeareance; appearances will move. That she has the authority to deny debt, and she can demand perfect pay for the job divinely planned for her life. I also reminded her that sometimes in order for God to get the glory ( credit) we are faced with what seems to be impossible feats. THEN we can recall the scripture that NOTHING is impossible!
It’s in these times that great testimonies are built.
I was ______________but GOD
I needed ____________but God
They said this _____________but God
It should’ve ________________but God
Regardless of you, your feelings and needs; God is and will remain your unfailing supply. He will never leave you or forsake you, he is more than enough, he is your refuge in the time of trouble, he will answer you, he will comfort you. He is everything you need.
Leah Ness said:
Thank you for this beautiful word of encouragement! I really needed it this morning =)
Be encouraged, God has not forgot!
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