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.
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?