Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday Wonderful Word

I have thought and thought about what to write today, and I have always heard write what you know. So I do not know much, but I do know what God has did for me. So I have decided to share one of those times today.

I know once I give my all to him things have never been the same, so I will be using this scripture:

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Some times we forget where everything comes from. I think back to the day when I realized that God provides ALL things, he may use others to give it to me, but all in all it comes from my heavenly Father.

I was an only child, and pretty well got everything I ever wanted, I thought my mom and dad provided these things, oh I was so wrong. Then I married young (17) and my husband cared for me, so again I thought he supplied all my needs. But you know no human being can supply our every need, they have many needs of their own, they too struggle with the same things we do, and although God uses our loved ones to provide, it is still coming from our heavenly Father. He supplies all our needs, lest we ever forget that, from the egg on our plate in the morning, to the water we shower with at night, his hand has provided all these things.

My husband hurt his back in a car accident back in the late 80's, and had to have back surgery. He was laid up for several weeks, and then several weeks after the surgery, oh me what will we do, that was my first response, how will we manage. So many things coming into to my head, my husband was our soul money maker, and now he is laying in a hospital bed, oh me what will we do...On and on and on I went, finally I could not go on any longer, I sat on my dining room floor and cried out to the lord, HELP...I realized no way could we do this on our own, and he gently showed me it was him all along providing my needs. I came face to face with the facts of life that night, God was my soul provider, he used Chuck and other folks to get it to me, but in the end it was always him. He went on and provided in this hard time, my grown children jumped in and helped all they could, our church brought food and just amazingly we did not get behind in any thing, I felt like the woman whose oil just keep going on and on and always more in the cabinet. Oh I proved my God, and he did what he promised in Philippians, from that day forward I put my trust in him, others may supply some needs, but I know in my heart it all came from my loving heavenly father, that made me that promise in Philippians, his word never fails, and you can take his word for every circumstance in your life, it is easy, just come to the end of your rope, then jump, I know God will catch you, he did me. Praise God for his mercy and his grace on this family. What he did for us he will do for you, he promised he would never leave or forsake us, take him at his word, trust him, he does not lie.

Well I have bared my heart here, I hope you can relate and it will help you in a time of trouble, God bless you and know God is able, no matter what your circumstance may be. 1Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.


Susi said...

Barbara, thanks for sharing!! I needed those scriptures today! During this time I need to fix my eyes on Jesus and only on Jesus. I started a Bible study today, about the person JESUS, I feel so excited about it! Hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs from Susi

Laurie said...

I am so glad that you wrote from your heart today, Barbara, and the Holy Spirit guided you in what you shared. I always say that my husbans is my earthly best friend, becasue Jesus is my very besy friend. It took me awhile to learn this, too, and I know I relied on my husband too much, and he could not meet all of my needs. When I came to Jesus, I learned that He is the only One who can meet ALL of my needs. I may need to be reminded of this from time to time, but He is ever faithful and patient with me.

Thank you for sharing this today!
Blessings and joy,

Kathy in KY said...

God Bless You, Barbara - for posting this today. I sure needed the reassurance as I am going thru a rather trying time, and need to remember that Jesus is my Savior, that no human can "save" me the way that Jesus does. Thank you for opening your heart and soul to us and sharing such wonderful good news today. Take care, from KY.

Kathy in KY said...

Hi (again!) Barbara - thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Yes, those are my favorite colors, too. I think I'm going to keep the yarn for myself and crochet an afghan for my bed, if I have enough yarn - or I guess I will just get some more from Kelly! LOL - I really like doing granny squares, but may try a wavy afghan like the ones that were so popular in the 70's. Crocheting keeps me grounded and it calms me down and relaxes me. I learned about a year ago, and am "hooked" (pun intended). Take care, and hugs to you Southern gal - from KY.

Camille said...

What a beautiful post Barbara! Just goes to show, when you think you have nothing to share...there's often LOTS there that can be used for HIS glory! May the LORD use this WONDERFUL post to encourage MANY today!


A Gardner's Cottage said...


What a timely post. I love how you are so open with us and share from the your heart. You, sweet sister are a blessing!

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing. What a wonderful witness.

Bless you,

Peggy said...

I have a friend that is going through a very rough time right now. I am sending her a link to this post. God has taken care of me and provided for me when I didn't know where the next meal was coming from or money for the light bill. He is always there watching. Aren't we blessed!

Barbara said...

I just love hearing all your testimonies how the lord God Almighty has supplied for your needs in times of trouble, it blessed my heart reading each one, we all come from various parts of the World, and yet we serve the same God, and can rejoice in the blessings of our sisters. Thank you my dear friends for commenting.

GrandmaK said...

Witnessing the hand of God in all him Providence is so exciting. I marvel daily at the map he has laid out for me. I only have to revisit yesterday so see the glory in it all!!! Grand post!! And thank you for your visit! Cathy

Sara said...

Delighted to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you better. This looks like a delightful place to slip off my shoes and splash around.


Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing, Dear. Thank God for providing all our needs. Hugs ~

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Barbara, I loved this post... Personal stories always help ALL of us... Yes---God does take care of us and our needs. We just don't always ask...

Glad your situation in the '80's worked out well for your family. Aren't church families just wonderful?

Thanks again for sharing.

Jan said...

Thank you for sharing, Barbara, always wonderful to read your posts.
With love and hugs - Jan

sarah said...

what a beautiful and encouraging post. He is faithful...He really really is.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Barbara, this is such a lovely and thoughtful post. It speaks to my heart. I am in a time of crying out to God about something. I already know He is speaking to me....I just have to get quiet long enough to hear Him. I will.

Thank you so much for displaying my giveaway button. You are a dear.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post Barbara! Many people (especially the younger generation today) don't grasp the Truth of Who provides for us today. Like you said, they depend on their parents, their spouses, their jobs, the government, etc. When our Heavenly Father is our faithful Provider. My husband and I have learned this one too. Through several 'downsizings' of my husband's jobs, God has never ceased to be "God" and "Provider" for our needs. We may not have had everything we 'wanted' - but He always provided our needs.
Thanks again for sharing your heart in such a transparent way. It's touched and challenged many today.

Paula said...

Barbara, thank you so much for this lesson. I have been reminded of alot from reading your posts. Right now, I don't know where the money is coming from for gas for the car to go to church Sunday, but I do know that God will provide! God is awesome and I love how He works through others.
Lots of Hugs, Paula

Living on Less Money said...

I enjoyed reading this post because I'm in a similar situation. My husband became disabled in Oct. God is providing and I know he will continue to. I have my times when I get fearful but I always come back to the Matthew 6.. he feeds the sparrows and loves me more. :-)

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