We are in a season of testing.
I knew we would be
But I never expected quite to what extent we might be tested.
Appliances needing replacement.
Vehicles needing repairs.
Adoption fees due ahead of schedule.
It's a lot to have happen right at once. I stare at the budget and beg God to give me wisdom and direct my every step...To make me a good steward.
But I already know what's going on here...and while God very-well may answer my prayers for wisdom and stewardship...that's not why this is happening.
This is about Faith.
God isn't surprised by our myriad of struggles.
He hasn't forgotten the path He put us on in this season.
He isn't overwhelmed when He looks at our situation.
No...He's not trying to figure out how to get us out of this...He's working these things together for our good. For something we can't even see today. Because it hasn't been painted yet.
He is setting the stage.
He is putting us in the refining fire.
He is reminding us that He is still in control.
And that He's got this.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
"Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31
"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
Check out this Powerful Post from Ann Voskamp today...
May we all be Radically Grateful.