Now all glory to God, who is able, through his
mighty power at work within us, to accomplish
infinitely more than we might ask or think.
~ Ephesians 3:20 NLT
I have known for years that I have a good heavenly Father and that he loves me. Have you? However, it’s not until we are challenged to put that truth into practice that we might notice we have not really applied it to our daily living. In the last month, there have been people in my life who have been put to the test, through harrowing and challenging circumstances. They were stretched to breaking, yet did not break.
Why? I believe it was because they were drawn to a point when they either had to apply the truth that God, as our loving Father, will come through on his promise and he will truly supply all that we really need in our direst moments of desperation. If he doesn’t, they will crash and burn.
They learned that God is enough, when everyone else, when all other things appear to fail us. He is faithful and good and knows just what we need. He provides it in just the right way and exactly at the right moment. And then, he waits for us to recognize that he loves us that much and loves to rescue us and to be active in our daily lives.
Have you experienced that yet? I hate to pray that you do, and, yet, when we do learn that, we become fearless. We know that God will show up when we need him. He will answer our prayers. He will provide answers to life changing questions at the right time. He is good and his plans are ultimately much better than ours. Why do we fret and remain in anguish when we have a loving Father who has promised to provide all that we need?
When I forget that truth, I know I become selfish, fearful and independent. Not a lovely sight! It happens automatically, not because I am a “bad” person, but because I am human. How about you? Is it time to test your heart? If you believe Father God loves you, and will provide all you need in every situation, would we know that by the way you act? More than that, would you know that? And if you did believe that, how would you face your challenge differently today?
Dear friends, be blessed with a deeper experience of Father God’s love and provision. May all selfishness, independence and fear vanish as you trust in that love and God’s ability to accomplish, even the miraculous, at just the perfect time and in the perfect way. Be encouraged and blessed with endurance and peace in every challenge you face today. Amen.
Mary Sumner ~ March 29, 2022