The Fountain Day 63: I shall not want

As we face day to day challenges and continue to work toward establishing our family again financially…I have to constantly remind myself of the promises in scripture.  Tonight, I’m remembering, I shall not want. 

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul.  He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.  You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Psalm 23

This scripture is soaked into my heart.  I hear my spirit speak it over me all the time.  The Lord is a good Shepherd.  He knows all my needs.  He cares for each one of us. 

Going through an involuntary career change at this point in our lives, is hard.  It just is.  In our dreams and plans, we saw ourselves at a very different place by now.  I can’t understand everything that has happened…I likely never will.  I don’t suppose that I need to.  If I did, I know that God would show it to me. 

All I can do is allow all of this change to do its full work.  I see God is using all of it to transform our family and ultimately, I’m grateful.  Yes, I said it…I am grateful.  Why?  Because if the Lord, in His great love, desires to change me, then I want to cooperate.  If He sees things in our family that He wants to improve or change…then by all means, I will allow it. 

If work hadn’t changed, would I have heard the call to homeschool?  If God hadn’t called me out of our church, would I have wanted to move to AR?  You see, He’s been setting me up this whole time.  He has worked so many different things in such a way as to corral us into the place He wants us to be.  It’s actually amazing when you think about it.  He cares for me so much that in His mercy He allows my discomfort so I will move.  What an awesome God He is. 

In every season of my life, I have never truly been in want.  I’ve always had food to eat, clothes to wear, a home to live in and a warm bed.  God has never failed me.  Even when I was living in full rebellion toward Him, He made a way for me.  It’s truly amazing when I think about it. I’ve also observed in the lives of others, that He makes a way when we see no way.  He loves His children.  We can count on Him.

Do you trust Him to provide all your needs?

I don’t know what you are currently needing…finances, healing, or whatever it is…He will provide. 

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!”  Matthew 7:9