"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
~Isaiah 6:8 NIV
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
~Micah 6:8 NASB

Friday, June 10, 2011

Can God Really Be Trusted?

I know that God has promised to provide all our needs.  This year just seems to have been filled with so many set backs when it comes to our financial goals.  With all the job losses, car repairs, and such similar events it seems like every time we were getting ahead something happened to set us back.  Even with all these things setbacks, God has been providing for us at every turn.  We finally, after a lot of hard work, have gotten to our "Break Even Point" where when we sell the house we will be debt free.  That is exciting for us because now we can make the necessary plans to move to Texas and join Wycliffe completely debt free.  There is an application process and some classes that we have to take and then once we get accepted we can make plans to sell the house, create our support team, and move to Texas.  It's a process that can take some time, but it's exciting that now can start.  And it also means that each debt payment that we make from this point until we move is just gravy.  The more I think about the question above, the more I realize that the answer is an absolute "Yes."  He may not always provide in the speed that I expect or in the way I expect, but He will always provide all our needs.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:25-33

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