The cost of living is getting out of sight! It seems like we can’t afford to stay home, but with the price of gasoline we can’t afford to escape and go anywhere either! Some days you just feel like you can’t win either way, don’t you? Me too!
Tough times don’t last – tough people do! – Unknown
Did you know that when we are at our weakest, God is at His strongest and that is when He wants to help the most? It’s tempting and human nature to want to stop praying when times are not good. We despair and decide that God has abandoned us and does not care about us anymore. That’s a lie the enemy wants you to believe – but don’t buy into that notion. God cares very much – keep praying and keep reading your Bible. There is a solution and God will take you to it.
More than once I’ve been at the bottom looking up and if I stay faithful to God, He works everything out. Once I had a refund check show up in my mailbox in just the nick of time. That is how God works. Now, I’m not saying He is a Santa Claus that you can take a list of stuff to and He will magically make them appear! That is not how God works. God does good things for His children because He loves us. If we are going through a difficult situation it could be because there is something we need to learn. Ask yourself what the lesson is. When you come out on the other side, that’s when you lift your hands and thank God for seeing you through and for making you tougher and wiser than you were before.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire—then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. Learn to separate the inconveniences from the real problems. You will live longer. – Sigmund Wollman, quoted by Robert Fulghum, Uh-Oh, 1991
Humbly ask God to help. He loves you and wants to see you safely through your dark and lumpy days. ❤