Panic Time?


And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.   Philippians 4:19

It would be so easy to be in a panic right now.

Even though my husband is home from the hospital, he is not doing well.  His ability to work and to drive are iffy at this point in time.

We are getting calls from creditors about medical bills that we simply can't pay.  For some reason, our insurance has bumped. 

My husband is so worried about our bills.  I imagine most people would be.

Our Christmas is small this year.  A few years ago I read about a mom who realized how overly abundant Christmas can get for kids and limited her children to: one want, one need, one wear, one read.

I am grateful we started that as we'd not be able to overdo even if we wanted to.  We've told family no gifts except for children. I'm ok with that.

I'm even ok with the money situation.

I know that somehow, God will get us through.  

My husband thinks I'm just a tad short of delusional - but you see, I know because I've been there years ago.

Finding myself suddenly divorced with four small children, no house, no car, most of our clothing gone, and no marketable skills left me in a very scary place.

God provided.  Month by month rent money appeared, as did clothing, food, everything we needed.  No, we didn't live the way we were used to - but we survived.

I didn't know at the time that it was a faith building experience.  You see, if God did that for us before, I know that somehow He will provide for us this time.

It seems strange to feel so calm about it all.  I look at the mounting pile of bills and while I'm not cavalier about them  (I do want them paid), I know that I needn't worry.  

In a way, it's kind of exciting to be waiting on God - waiting to see how things unfold this time.  I know it will probably not be the way in which I expect, but I know each and every need will be met.

Father God, Thank you for all you give to us.  I pray you give grace to each who has seemingly impossible needs that must be met so that they will be able to wait and eagerly watch for You in their lives as well.  Amen and amen.

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