“It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High; to declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness by night… for Thou, O Lord, hast made me glad by what Thou hast done, I will sing for joy at the works of Thy hands” (Psalm 92:1, 2, 4 NAS).
Growing up in Jesus is often painful. Why? Because we struggle rather than focus on thankfulness and immersing ourselves in His Word. But that’s difficult when your mind’s ridden with fear. Fear sweeps faith to the curb, and we don’t want to release our need for control. We had a plan—not this plan.
Our hard times returned a few years later when my husband was caught in a corporate purge. We cried again, “Why God? Why? How could You allow something so good to turn so sour?”
But once again, according to His promises, God provided. The company who terminated gave him another job—at half the pay—with two kids in college. And my heart screamed, what are we going to do? But our incredible God made more out of less, and after we experienced and acknowledged His ability to provide, He connected my husband with another job.
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