3. God Will Provide
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The Bible is full of miraculous stories of God's provision. One that speaks to the hearts of single parents is the story of the widow in 1 Kings 17. When God sends Elijah to ask her for food, she is near-death desperate. She has only a puff of flour and mere drops of oil for her and her son.
Some days as a single parent feel like this... wondering how you will afford groceries or pay the bills. But, God sees. The widow faithfully gives what little she has to Elijah, and the Lord pours forth in blessing. As the story goes, she had food every day to eat.
God was also there in the desert with Hagar, when she thought her son might die. Know that God can open your eyes like Hagar’s, too; to see a well of provision right in front of you.
Faith, after all, is being absolutely certain of what you cannot see. When you believe God is your provider you can expect him to do great things.
Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life. – Psalm 54:4
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. – 2 Cor. 9:8
4. You Are Part of a Loving Family
Sometimes when you're so busy taking care of “everyone and everything,” it feels difficult to reach out for help. However, even if you have lost the support of a spouse, you are still in God's family. There are people at your local church who love you just because you are brothers and sisters in Christ, as children of God.
And if you're blessed with siblings or parents that are able and willing to help, God desires that you not go it alone. Don't let the enemy fool you that your family isn't any bigger than your household.
All parts of the body rely on each other at different times and in different ways. Allow it to be your turn. God will surely provide opportunities for you to bless others.
So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. – Romans 12:5
Carry each other's burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2
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