27 September 2011

in the midst of the storm

Like many families during this time, even some we know on a personal level, we're experiencing a change in our financial situation.  Unfortunately, ours is a consequence of irresponsibility from years ago and something we knew was coming, but now that it's here, we've just gotta buckle down and plow through.

Generally, I'm a pretty good worrier.  For some reason, it's been rooted deep in me, even though my upbringing in a Christian home totally points out the uselessness of worry.  Jesus commands us not to worry, as He sees our needs and time and time again proves His faithfulness if we just trust Him.  I've seen it.

One thing that I can tell you is that I feel as though I've grown in my faith as recently as the last several months.  I've been leading worship for several weeks and that being so, I'm finding myself immersed in God's word and music and the combination has been invaluable to me.

So much so that I've left our current situation in the hands of our Father.  I'm not worried.  Jon may think that is a preposterous notion, but it's true.  I've talked to the boys; we read the Matthew chapter 6 passage on worry last night over dinner.  Not that we just intend to demand that the Lord bail us out of our situation; rather that we're planning to do what we can, continue to give our tithes and offerings faithfully and trust that He will provide what we NEED.

He gave me everything I have; my life, my health, my family...and I firmly believe that He's not about to let me down now.

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33