God makes provisions for us each and every single day of our lives. If you don’t believe me just take a moment and look around. He is faithful to give us air to breath, eyes to see, ears to hear, sunshine and rain to just name a few. The Father has even given us the mind of Christ, so we can think like Him. You don’t have the ability to be creative on your own. Every ounce of your creativity comes from the Lord. God our creator has given us food to eat, limbs to walk, a mouth to talk and even when there are limitations; He still prepares the way for us to achieve and to trump over life’s unexpected calamities. What a mighty God we serve. He is so kind and generous to His beloved children. You are very special in the eyes of our Lord, and don’t you ever forget it.
My dear daughters, Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ wrote to the Philippians church, encouraging them on how to make it through when they fell into diverse situations – and his wisdom is still true for you today. He was willing to share not only what he had been through but how to sustain yourself in difficult times. He states in chapter 4, verse 11-12 “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.”
Trials and tests often come unexpectedly in our lives. A love one taken in death by the gripping disease of cancer; or a drunk driver kills a young child and their parents because of his or hers inability to recognized the disease which has consumed their mental ability to discern wrong from right. Sometimes the pain of life has overtaken you by the choices you have made – even when God was pressing you to say no. But in each and every incident, by the grace of God, you made it through. It wasn’t by might or by power but by His Spirit.
Today is the beginning of another opportunity to prove God at His Word. Align yourself with the truth of His Word, “I can and I will do all things through Christ which gives me strength.” When you reflect upon these words the test won’t seems as difficult, the sickness won’t take your faith, and the loss of life will challenge you to live this life according to His will.
Sisters, daughters, mothers, women of faith; learn to live today and everyday by being content in whatever state you’re in, trusting that His strength, and not your own, will carry you through.