I cried almost all the way home.
The reason, the needs for my family far outweigh what I can do or even figure out.
Oh my . . . . Did I just admit that? Out loud? Ew.
I know. I keep reminding myself that God is bigger than my circumstances and that He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or even think. . . . (Ephesians 3:20) so why am I so filled with fear?
My eyes are not on the cross, but on my circumstances. The needs that are not only months away, but a mere hours away, have me overwhelmed, and quite frankly, scared.
But then . . . God reminded me of the words a friend sent me just two days ago. Her words were sent from heaven, from my Father in Heaven, designed especially and specifically for me. (I’ve altered the names because I haven’t asked if I could share this.)
“Stac…I have been prodded by God for the last few days to tell you that you are going to be fine. I know that you know that already because of your faith…but I just want to send you a little earthly encouragement. Hubs and I spent several years following the loss of his job experiencing some very painful losses and an uncertain future. But, God’s hands were on us the entire way through. We didn’t necessarily feel them all the time or maybe our hearts were just weaker some days…but looking back…they never left us. He has your family in His hands now. He just wanted me to tell you that.”
The day I received this, I woke up crying and fearful. Literally riveted with fear. But God . . He put my family, me, on the heart of a friend to breathe life into a weary soul.
She heard from the Father, but it went beyond that. She acted on it.
Since her words of encouragement, I’ve thought of the many times the Lord has put someone on my heart and I did nothing.
Oh Father, forgive me.
I’ve planted my garden in pots this year. I want to be able to take it with me when we move, so planted and planned accordingly. The scripture Isaiah 43:19 has come to mind several times, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” I keep thinking, “No, Lord, I don’t see it!” (just keeping it real) but then He showed me this . . .
New growth . . . springing forth 🙂
Tonight, I am thankful for friends who are sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s calling and follow through with it, and for new growth springing forth.