This past week has been one of the most stressful weeks I’ve had in a long time. I fell into a rut of fear because business has been slow, bill collectors keep calling, and dollars seem more like pennies. It felt like everything was crashing down on me. I’m a very independent person who doesn’t like to be in debt. My financial security used to come from my job.
Just as I thought I couldn’t handle anymore God reminded me to rest in His love. I think God is allowing me to go through this to strengthen and train me to place all trust in him. God knows the amount of hairs on my head (Luke 12:7). He knows my every thought (Psalm 139:1-6). He knows what I need (Mathew 6:25). He is a God that can make water flow from a rock and rain bread from heaven (Exodus 16-1-36 and 17:1-7). After thinking about these facts, I realized all that stress was for nothing, because my God is mighty to save (Zephaniah 3:17). He is my provider and my strength. No matter what you are going through, REST IN GOD’S LOVE to receive joy. There is joy in suffering! (Romans 5:3-5)