When It Rains It Pours | Reflection On Month Scripture

Month Scripture (NIV) Hebrews 12:07 & 11, “Endure hardship as discipline. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

This was the scripture I chose for the month of February. I knew I needed personally because we had financial trouble coming.

My husband and I get groceries usually twice a month, once every two weeks. But because of our budget, there was a span of three weeks without groceries we went through. Things got tight.

And through it all God provided.

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God provides for us in SMALL ways that should never be taken for granted, but they are. We take advantage of the fact for those of us who have a home, food, water, heating, and internet. We aren’t always as grateful as we should.

I knew this duration of fear would be a trial. Being afraid of the timing of bills and when money would come through. There was a time when we knew if we didn’t pull from our savings, we didn’t have enough in our account to pay bills.

It’s scary when you don’t know how things are going to work out. It’s scary trying to hold on to an invisible hand.

But that hand is ever-present, and sometimes right when I’m about to let go, I feel God give my hand a squeeze, “Just keep going,” He says.

There have been times in the past that I’ve clung to currently. Situations God got us through, like last year. We didn’t know if my husband would be accepted to college or the moving company would arrive on time. A week went by, and God taught me about clinging to Him in prayer. Then, that Thursday morning, in the same day, within five minutes of each other, my husband received two phone calls. One, he was accepted to college, and two, the moving company would be able to get our stuff before we were scheduled to be of the townhouse.

Like the scripture says, we will endure, and we will find peace. There are too many things God has done in my life to believe He wouldn’t provide now. Even when I struggle holding on, He reminds me of this.

We have had the blessing of withstanding through this hard time. Our budget is still tight of course, but it is by far nowhere near where it was, thank You, Lord.

God uses all things for His guidance and His blessings.

He continues to help me understand security is not in a home, job, or money because these things change. We must have security in Him above everything else. ❤

How has this monthly scripture spoken to you?

T. R. Noble

21 thoughts on “When It Rains It Pours | Reflection On Month Scripture

  1. Great scripture. Jesus said troubles would, but He also said He would always be with us. This scripture has bern true to many times in my life to count. A great promise to remember when tough times come.

    Thank you for sharing your struggles. You encouraged all of us

    Be blessed

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  2. What a testimony you have and will continue to have! This spoke to me on many levels because we too have experienced financial strains. But God!!! Through it all He is always faithful and we always had/have what we need. In the midst of what seemed so dim and strained, that’s when we felt His presence the most. It was comforting and provided a supernatural peace. God sees and hears you, keep pressing! One day you will be blessed abundantly with financial increase from your writing and will be able to minister to others that are in your spot that you are in right now. Praise God for this detour🙌🏾💕🙏🏾

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    1. Thank you so much with this encouragement. If the Lord provides in that way with my writing, I want to help others with the increase. I’m so grateful this spoke to you. ❤ thank you for sharing!!!! Praise the Lord!

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  3. Love this Scripture! I’m so happy things are looking up for you! This post definitely spoke to me as I am in financial strain as well being unemployed due to my health problems. But God does provide! In ways we never would have expected! God is so good!

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  4. I have seen righteousness and peace come out of trials and suffering. I really enjoyed reading this verse through the month. I am pleased your finances are no longer frightening. My husband and I have been through similar trials. God always came through for us as he did for you.

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    1. Amen!!! 🙂 The timing of these trials God reminded me of things to come. I knew we did have some money coming in, and that was a blessing to know, but it was hard not knowing if it would arrive in time. But it did, God most certainly provides.

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