A Good Man and Bad News
"A good man sheweth favor, and lendeth; he will guide his affairs with discretion....He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD" (Psa. 112:5, 7).
At one time in my life, my income went down to nothing. I lacked money to pay my bills.
During that time of testing, I prayed, but sometimes my faith faltered. My gracious Lord supplied my needs. Now I live in a nicely furnished mobile home on my folks’ farm.
I did not always conduct my business wisely. Destitution upset me. However, my knees bowed as I looked up to the Lord.
My heart knew the coming of the Lord drew near and in that, I rejoiced.
In the meantime, the LORD provided for my necessities. He enabled me to keep my bills paid up. Now I have money left over to give to the poor. He provided me a small double wide without a mortgage. My hope is in the Lord. He teaches me to cast my burdens upon Him because I know He cares.
The real test comes when things do not go well. How do we react in adverse circumstances? Do we still have quiet confidence in the Lord, knowing He is in control? In the meantime, do we guide our business discreetly?
Prayer: Oh God, help me keep trusting Thee no matter what. If the worst happens, may I still look up to Thee? In Jesus' name. Amen.
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