During those times my husband was carrying a heavy load. I worked, but didn’t make much money and his unemployment was significantly less than he was accustomed to. His old job even called and asked did he want his job back. What a great temptation it was to go back to what’s familiar, but he stood on what God told Him.
Psalm 37:23 (NKJV)
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
He left the old and embraced the path that God set before him despite the challenges that we faced. God delighted in his way because of his obedience. Provision was always there. My car died on me and I no longer had a way to work, so his brother started taking me back and forth along with bringing my children to school. He did this without complaints and asking nothing in return for a long period of time. When his job changed and he could no longer help us, a friend who lived completely out of the way offered to pick us up and drop us off. She had to pass her destination to come get us and backtrack to our destination (we worked together and our children went to school together). None of this made sense, but God made it happen! When we didn’t have money to pay for daycare for our baby, different people (without knowledge of our situation) payed several weeks of daycare at a time.
We have been through many different situations through our short almost six-year journey. I can go on and on about how God has blessed us. What seems impossible with man is always possible with God. I encourage you to not give up but submit your path to Him and watch how He delights in you!
Your obedience will always lead you to blessing. Your faith will always please Him. Keep your hope in Him as your source and He will always provide!
Romans 15:13 NKJV
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
God is doing new things and the best is yet to come. Encourage each other, pray for each other, and believe in the gifts that God has placed in each other. Don’t settle. Always give your best and God will give You His best! God is building marriages and restoring families. Nothing is too hard for Him.
Father, we thank You for being a God who provides. Forgive us for sometimes picking our own path without seeking You first. Forgive us for being fearful of doing new things. We submit our paths to You and ask that You order our steps. Lead the way and we will follow. Help us walk in agreement and unity with our spouse. We want You to take delight in us. We know that when we delight ourselves in you that you give us the desires of our hearts. Keep our hearts tender to your Word. Help us hate what You hate and love what you love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!