We can trust God—with our life

How does God know my needs? Does He really know all the details of my life? Well, not exactly . . . but what’s very certain is the unfailing nature of His divine law of supply. I like to think of it this way: There are an infinite number of ways to work out problems in mathematics, but the fixed rules of math don’t know anything about the problems. Still, they sure are there to supply the answers. Just as in the rules employed to work out a math problem, the science of God’s law governing our lives remains the same and is provable in our day-to-day lives. We can trust that—with our life!

I remember a time when my husband and I were new parents and had recently purchased our first home. I’d quit my teaching job to stay home with our son, and soon my husband was notified that he’d been laid off from his job. That was an unexpected glitch. It had certainly felt right for me to be at home with our new baby, but now we were beginning to question the decision. We had a mortgage and taxes to pay, food to put on the table, and limited savings to fall back on. 

Each day we trusted God’s provision for us, and we had what we needed. Neighbors and family members reached out to us; some unexpected income came our way. Then, we decided to put our house on the market and plan a move back to my home state where we could start fresh. But with careful listening we rejected an offer to purchase our home and instead accepted employment offers that had suddenly come our way. In fact, my new teaching job had an in-house daycare, so my son was close to me all year long. You could say God took care of our needs.

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May 2, 2011

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