Throwback Thursday: PROVISION (2016)

Psalm 46:1; Acts 14:17; 1 Timothy 6:17

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
 My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.”  Psalm 121:1-2

Recently I was dealing with something that I could not get through alone. I needed help. I had been praying every day, repeatedly saying, “Come, Lord Jesus, Come.”  Nothing seemed to be happening. I found myself still crying out for help, still waiting for it.  Days went by and I saw no evidence.  I was getting frustrated.  Where was He? Why wasn’t He coming to help me when I called?  Finally, after sharing this with a very wise friend, he said something I have since tattooed on my brain and heart.  He reminded me that sometimes the help we ask for comes from people God chooses to use to help us.

I was so focused on Jesus that I couldn’t see that He had placed the willingness to serve and help onto some of His servant’s hearts.  They were there all along just waiting for me.  I was too blinded by my own thoughts of how the help should come, and by my frustration, to see it.  It was a hard yet wonderful lesson to learn. It has forever changed how I look at His provision.

PRAYER

Lord, you always provide.  It is promised in your Word. Help us to have clear eyes and open hearts to accept and trust in the ways you will provide. They may not be the ways we expected, but our trust in your provision must be there still.

Published by raelynpracht

Writer. Reader. Lifetime Learner. Follower of Christ.

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