Friday, July 1, 2016

That We May Have Faith

There are times when we need to share God's amazing work in our lives in order to build up each others' faith.  I believe God does things for us because He loves us and knows what we need, but He also wants us to share it with others so we can praise Him and so others can see the good works He does.  Twice this week, we have had doctors tell us that they will only accept what the insurance will pay them and not bill us the rest (which would have been a considerably large bill).  Not just one doctor, but two!  I was astonished this morning when my husband came home from his appointment and said for the second time, "They are only going to take what the insurance will pay."

The back story to that is when we were originally told what our bill would be for that particular appointment, we were both overwhelmed.  That same day, a good friend of mine texted me this verse:
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
 She had no idea of our overwhelming bill, so I texted her back and let her know that we were praying for God's provision in that situation and she said that she would continue to pray and couldn't wait to hear of how God was going to provide.  I didn't hesitate to let her know this morning when I got the news!

God provides.  We don't always know how He will provide, but He provides.  It may be that He provides the very need we have or He provides the resources we need to get what we need.  But He provides our needs.  My husband and I have been married for 23 years and we have seen His provision over and over again.  He has provided living room furniture, a dining room table, bedroom furniture for us and our children, clothing for our children, cars, places to live, food, and so much more.  But don't think He stops at material needs!  He has also provided emotional strength for things that I didn't think I could get through.  He has provided help on days when I needed it.  He has provided healing, both physically and spiritually.  And most of all He provides forgiveness.

Our God loves us and provides what we need; sometimes we just need to ask.  Have you asked God for help with your needs lately?

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