Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Sept. 27, 2005

Have you ever had one of those days, where it seems that the whole world is against you? Situation after situation is mounting up, and hope seems to drift away by the minute. Honestly, this is where I'm at right now. I find myself in this spot from time to time, but this time, something is different. Through the trials I've endured, I'm finding that God is more real to me than ever before. I've always known that He's been right next to me through all I've gone through, but this time, it seems that He is closer. And more than ever, I am realizing that He is my source, and He will take care of me.

My particular trial is financial in nature. I know, join the club. But with a wife and three kids to feed, fear can easily knock me down. Will we lose the house, or the minivan? All of us, I'm sure, know what its like to be kept awake at night by worries such as these. David faced many trials and hard times himself. His weren't financial, but I wouldn't trade him for his. He was constantly on the run, knowing that King Saul wanted him dead. Even after he became king, he still faced difficulty. For instance, his son Absolom rising up against him, to take the kingdom. But through it all, David knew he had a Father he could run to. He knew that in the time of trouble, God would hide him in His pavillion, in the secret place of His tabernacle (Ps. 27:5). He knew that when his heart was overwhelmed, there was a Rock that was higher than himself.

The longer I walk with the Lord, and with every trial, I'm realizing that a little bit more. I spoke of my particular situation, and yes, it has my heart overwhelmed. And the financial forecast of times coming in the very near future further overwhelm me. But, "my God shall supply all of my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus"! So with a heart weighed heavy, but full of faith in this Wonderful Savior, I too will run to the Rock that is higher than I!

2 comments:

Henry Haney said...

You hang in there Michigan Pastor! God is faithful indeed!

Just this past Sunday I preached about the "daily bread" we receive from the Lord. The manna was provided in the wilderness on a daily basis (except for the eve before the Sabbath). Elijah's widow knew that there would be just enough provision for each day. We often wish that God would rain down a month's supply of manna don't we? (I know I do) But God has delighted that we live by faith and put our trust in Him day by day. I'm not there yet but I'm trying to learn Paul's lesson of "I have learned in whatsoever state I am in to be content."

God bless you today as you seek His face!
~Henry

michigan preacher said...

Thank you, Pastor Henry. He certainly does take it day by day. God bless, thanks for the encouragement!