I received a question about my post, “Thank God for what you have. Trust God for what you need,” this morning. The question was about where I found the quote. Honestly, I don’t remember where I heard or read it. I may have seen it on a wall plaque or something. It’s not a direct quote from scripture. However, I do know that it’s true from reading the Word of God and through the miracles He’s done in my family’s life.
I wrote the post back in Feb. last year. My husband did find work; but, he is now doing temporary work again. It encourages me to read how God got me through last time my husband was out of work; because, God’s Word and His provision are timeless.
I encourage you to pray, read His word, and be thankful. Thanking Him for every little thing changes your focus. You can do all things through Christ who Strengthens you! I spent a lot of time in the book of Philippians, especially chapter 4, during the time that I wrote that post. It has some great truths…
“4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
Take a look through my posts both at Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage and Harvest Lane Cottage. I’ve written a lot about hope, trusting God, and faith in hard times. It’s been how I have been living life for the last five years.
You might also like to read my husband’s blog for the Kingdom Business Journal. You can also find the steps to peace with God, as explained by Rev. Billy Graham, here.
May God bless you with hope, peace, and eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
God bless you,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage