Coincidence?

The blessing of provision
by Betsy Burnett

We were tired. I was VERY pregnant and the other couple had just moved out of the house. The room was empty except for the TV antenna cord hanging through the window across the floor. My husband and I were sitting in the middle of the floor talking and commented to one another that we needed a rubber band to wrap up the cord with so no one would trip on it the next day when we moved in.

I didn’t know where we would get one. The house was empty except for needing a good cleaning. I suddenly had this thought to run my hand across the carpet. I did and the very first place I put my hand down on was a rubber band (the same color as the carpet)

A rubber band in an empty house may seem like a coincidence, you can even explain it away. Someone left it there. (Which is true they probably did) but it’s location wasn’t revealed to me before I asked for it. You know what though I have a much simpler answer to why it was there. God was providing for me.

Money issues are one of the things we “worry” about most. I think it’s even the number one cause of arguments among married couples. Scripture tells us

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell your that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothe the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink” or “What shall we wear?” for the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:25-33

How easy it is to get caught up in the needs of life. How easy it is to worry about them. But our Heavenly Father knows those needs and provides those needs because He loves us.

So the next time you need something, just ask. Even as simple as a “rubber band” for God’s provision for you might be right in front of you ready for you to stretch out your hand and pick it up!

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:13

This month’s theme is the blessing of provision! It’s easy to SAY you trust God for your provision, it’s harder sometimes to live it. This month focus on the ways you are being provided for. (And don’t forget to be thankful for that provision)

Questions to Ponder:

  • Do you (or your spouse) have a job that pays the bills?
  • Have you been given an unexpected blessing just when you needed it most?
  • Have you gone to look for something and got there and found that it was sale (and a gillion precent off? 🙂
  • How has God provided for you and your family.

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Have a blessed week!

Faithfully,

Dawn

1 Comment

  1. My husband is in India for a business trip, and I have been trying to focus on being thankful that he has a job rather than upset that he is so far away for 3 weeks!

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