"When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and times are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope then is in God and not in yourself."-Charles R. Swindoll
Times have definitely been tough. Money is tight, emotions are high, and stress is now felt in your body as well as your head. Remember that it's a blessing to know that when we place our lives in God's complete care He will give us what He knows we need instead of what we think we need. Let Him be the water that makes you grow today.
We must not also forget that wherever there is a "Mountain Peak" there is also a valley. It's the things that happen in that Valley that allow us to recognize when we are on the Mountain. Without the Valley's, we would never know what being on the Mountain would feel like. God uses both to shape our true self.
As I go through some tough transitions myself (mainly vocationally), I understand what it's like to be uncertain. But I am constantly reminded that in these times of uncertainty God is able to do His best work as I have no idea what I can do to "maintain" my own current lifestyle. Join me in trusting in His amazing power and sovereignty this week. As the quote above states, the only true comfort we can have is knowing that we have a Creator who cares for us, knows what we're going through and plans on using all times, both good and bad, to shape us in order to glorify his goodness. When we hope in God instead of ourselves we begin to see His supernatural power to have complete control over all of His creation.
Have a wonderful week!
P.S-New Psalm 37 posts coming soon!