Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
When everything is gone God is still present…
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6–7, NLT)
In the late 1970’s because of an economic turn down in business at my workplace I was laid off. With two young children, a car payment, a house payment, utility bills, medical bills, and an inadequate unemployment check we began falling behind in everything. One day in the mail we received a money order for over a hundred dollars with no signature. Then once every week until I returned to work we received another money order with no identifying signature. All these years later while the donors remains a mystery in my imagination the words “Because God cares we care,” written across every one of them.
“It is indeed a mysterious thing that the Lord does when He lifts the loads we carry through life, and enables us to then lift our heads and see life from His point of view. Yes, we may have to put up with all kinds of aggravations, but we do so realizing that pure gold put in the fire comes out proved pure.” (James Ryle)
Those money orders not only relieved some of the stress Patti and I were experiencing but they also taught us a very valuable lesson in caring, giving, exercising faith in God, and worrying. What I can’t figure out is how so often I forget those valuable lessons. In his own time and own way God takes care of us.
God, please forgive me for forgetting such and important lesson and thank you for the reminder. I will try hard not to forget again.
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT)
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