God: My Provider

I have been reading and writing out one particular chapter of the Bible lately. I cry the whole way through, as I write it out. In church on Sunday, literally, that was my actions. While the pastor preached on Isaiah, I wrote and cried through a Psalm {which is a result of God moving, because I rarely cry!}.

Okay. Before I go any further, I have to brag on God a bit.

I am thoroughly enjoying 1 Corinthians 3. God is teaching me so much in our Diving Into The Corinthians study!! I am so glad we are taking this one chapter at a time. The study will be pretty lengthy, but think about how much God is going to grow us during these next 26 or so weeks!

To be honest, I have been struggling with depression lately. There are tons of Scriptures that can be a healing balm to our souls during these difficult times, but Psalm 142 is the Scripture God has been using to draw my heart closer to His.

I don’t know if anyone has told you this recently, but chronic illness is hard!

Even as a follower of Jesus Christ, I have to admit there are still trying days. What I am holding onto is – The Lord’s love, ability to fight for me, and that He walks with me through the fire.

He chose us in him before the foundation of the world . . . for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:4-5).

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).

The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still (Exodus 14:14).

Someone laughed at me recently when asked “What has God brought you that wasn’t planned or expected?” (not the exact question, but close enough), and it just crushed me. It’s funny how you can be thirty something, and something like that – gets to you (they are completely forgiven, because I need grace too).

But, the Lord sees that. He sees every hurt we have in our lives, even things we desperately try to ignore or hide.

No matter what happens, we can continue following our Lord Jesus Christ and trust that He will take care of us. God is our Rock. We need to trust He will truly take care of us. He is our forever Anchor, and keeps us safe.

Friends, keep trusting Him to take care of us. I know the road gets difficult, but He is the One Best Friend we can fully trust and He will never fail us. He may not give us the answers we want, but He will be our amazing Provider, Father, and so much more.

I cry aloud to the LordI lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy. I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble. When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me. (Psalm 142:1-3)

Featured image by Samuel Martins.

Still learning to trust,