Amazing to me how God knows what we need and why we need it. Even more amazing that He provides the need.
I am working on a new book that will be out NEXT summer and am scrambling on a book deadline. I haven’t felt well, things have been a little crazy( 2 summer book releases and on child’s wedding and another’s engagement and Fall wedding coming up). I have been struggling with it. I am not one to want to write a book for the sake of a book. I write to provide encouragement and resource for women going through life and wanting to grow in their walks with God. Period.
So, here I am again writing a resource for women who are going through a rough patch, a waiting room or are just frustrated with how things seem to be turning out for them. In the Meantime…is the book, and in my own meantime, I have been struggling…go figure, right?
Monday morning as I approached my computer I began to weep. I had tears because I felt I could not do this….and I knew it. But, like anything I have ever written, God has to be the one, or forget it. I got on my knees and began to pray…Our Father….who art in Heaven…..then down I went, face into the carpet, pouring out my heart and adoring Him through the familiar Lord’s Prayer, making it a marathon version.
As I rose from the tear soaked little spot of carpet, much later. I felt whole, empowered, energized and ready to take on the computer once again. That day as I worked feverishly, the Spirit of God was so present, that I was having conversations….it was amazing.
But, I am not sleeping at night….ugh….and am that age for that….double ugh……and just heard yesterday that my test results were LOW or NONE of the hormones that used to help me feel good….triple UGH!
Thanking God that I have a Drs. appt to address this, I am armed with encouragement that God was with me. I just randomly decided to have this tested, and kept putting it off because I was so busy…and decided I felt terrible and needed to address my feeling terrible. God leads us….He leads you, did you know that?
Then this morning, I was sent some book reviews from the publisher. I was moved to worship as I read them. You see, I am not a writer, like some are. I am just a girl, who has grown up, and who is now growing up spiritually, a little more each day. And, when I read how God is using the pain, brokenness and ugly places of my life…I am again amazed and humbly energized to keep on and to keep my focus on our marvelous Jesus.
So back to the need thing…he provides our need. Did you know that? He does. Amazing.
Here’s Truth for ya…
“So do not worry saying, what shall we eat? 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 the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry…” Matthew 6:31
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:19
What do you need today? Believe the Truth, Claim the Promises, and Stand in Worship of Heart as His child. He loves you and He provides for you. It might not show up TODAY, but in the meantime, keep on believing, the answer to your need is coming!
Living UP! ( Under the Promise of His love)