Monday, June 15, 2009

Hope and Trust...

“Happy is he…whose hope is in the Lord.” Psalm 146:5

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

We all know that money is a necessary part of life. So does God. But, in today's financially embattled world, many families have had to make huge changes in the way they live...not necessarily for the better. Often there is a whole lot more month at the end of the money. Experts tell us to budget our money. Budget? What budget? We look at our bleak situations and there's nothing to do but laugh...or cry. Crying won't help, though. That's our cue to trust God to supply our needs. He expects us to do our part...to do all we can do...but then we must trust Him to step in when we've exhausted our resources. Now, that doesn't mean He's going to jump right in and provide funding for extravagant purchases. But, I've heard so many times where God has provided what was needed when all hope was lost. Do your part. Trust God. Therein lies our hope.

Father, I thank You for this day and for the hope that we have in You. I don't know many people who haven't been affected by the financial woes of our society. At times we are tempted to throw up our hands and cry...or give up. Yet, all we have to do is look up. Our hope is in You. Thank You for being there and providing what we need. I love You. Amen and amen.

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