Tested

Tested

When you’re tested, does it diminish your trust?

I struggle with this issue. Working part time as a non-medical sitter, I need all the hours I was scheduled plus had called the company requesting more. Hope rose up as I saw the company’s name on my caller ID. Great, I thought, more hours. Unfortunately, they were calling to inform me my patient was in the hospital so they didn’t need me this week -- so no hours this week.

Immediately, I switched to Plan B contacting another company I had been trying to get work from letting them know of my availability. They didn’t have anything currently open.

I got in my car to go walk on a trail in my new neighborhood after having moved this past weekend. I drove around for a while trying to find the parking lot and entrance to it having seen part of the trail from the road. Somehow I found myself sitting in the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru instead. Oh, well, tomorrow the trail will still be there.

Upon returning, I saw a friend who was getting rid of a CD tower. She gave it to me and I found the perfect place for it (which is an accomplishment in a tiny house). This enabled me to empty out so much needed drawer space for clothes.

Then, I needed to pick up some poison ivy pesticide from my son-in-law. Not only did he have it already mixed up in a bottle for me, but also gave me gloves and two smoke detectors for my new place.

Later, I went to pet sit at a friend’s and she asked me to stay for dinner. Driving home, it struck me how God had provided over and above all my needs that day. I had to apologize to Him that I was still trying to be the CEO over my life. I also had to apologize for my trust being diminished instead of increased during trying times. He reminded me once again, He’s still God and I’m still not.

Prayer:

Beloved Father, we stand with conviction on your words of Philippians 4:19.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

We each receive this blessing and ask for our trust in You to grow ever stronger each day.

Father, God, we lift our love and praise to you. We can never thank you enough for your provisions of our every need.

Worthy are You, our Lord & God, to receive the glory & the honor & dominion, for You created all things; by Your will they were brought into being & were created. (Ps. 19:1)! Amen!



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August 16, 2016 @ 8:06 a.m.