Hi Sunday friends!
We will be moving to Rhode Island in a couple of months….WHIIICH is basically the farthest move we could do (without leaving the country of course!)
We are super excited….and I am super nervous. Mostly because this means that we will be going down to one income (mine) for 2 years. You may not know about blogging, but it’s not a steady 9-5 job with a steady reliable income.
Which is why I’ve been thinking about past experiences with God this week.
Things are constantly weighing on us – worries about the day, our life, will God provide what we need? When will He do it? Will it be on MY time?
It’s so easy to get consumed with these things and to start questioning if God is really going to come through because, to us, our problems/issues just seem MUCH too large for Him to come through and solve.
Just as I write this, I am wondering what I need to change to make sure I can provide what the hubs and I need? Do I need to start working MORE than 14 hours a day? Do I need to start getting up earlier than 4 am?
I find that I always start looking INWARDS when Satan creeps his stupid little head into my brain and starts whispering worries and lies. I start looking at what I can do to make sure these worries don’t manifest themselves in my life. I’m guessing this might be something you do to. It can be hard to really grasp that our Father God, who we can’t see, is just gonna – POOF – come through. We start relying on our own strength.
But, have you ever stopped and looked at your past experiences with God?
As humans, we want to always be moving forward, looking forward and not looking back. But, this doesn’t allow us to look at our past issues/struggles/problems and see how God has provided for us.
God has always provided what Caleb and I needed financially.
God allowed me to be completely healed, with ZERO food issues, for a good 8 or 9 years in my teens.
Hebrews 13:8 says that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever.” This means that HE is the SAME God TODAY as the one that got you through whatever seemed insurmountable in your past. We can stand on the fact that God has gotten us through, and He will continue to do it over and over again.
In our moments of worry-tunnel-vision, we just need to stop and look back at how God has come through in our past.
I don’t know about you, but this releases a WHOLE lot of worry about the future.
Thank you that we can stand on then promise that You are the same, today, yesterday and forever. Help me to not get so wrapped up in my “tunnel vision” and looking inwards, that I forget to look upwards. Help me to not rely on my strength in times of worry, but to release those things to You, knowing that You will come through.
Reflection question (answer in the comments if you’re willing!)
What is one time in your life that, looking back, you’ve seen God come through? Keep this thought in your head for future times!