Elizabeth Shares Her Story of Trust
“I had heard of YOU…but now I see YOU” Job 42:5
Once again, I am in a season where finances are tough and I am learning that one of the reasons God allows me to face “adversity” is so that He can demonstrate His faithfulness and in turn increase my faith.
In this second season of unemployment in two years, I am once again learning to trust verses like Philippians 4:19 - “My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” I am learning that everything belongs to God. I am learning that this is an invitation to see that God is good and it is another opportunity to experience His living Presence.
“My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
As God continues to meet my “daily needs” I am learning to record the many blessings and how he is using the church body to provide for some of these needs. I am learning that the ultimate measure of family, friends and the church body is not where they stand in times of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of others challenges and hardships.
In Malachi 3: 8-10 it says:Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
I am learning that when things are tight, never stop tithing, serving and giving to others! God has provided in miraculous ways. So many individuals have been so faithful in meeting our needs, in pursuing us and praying for us on a daily basis! My family has been loved well. Friends have been generous with unexpected script monies to restaurants, grocery stores and gas. One lady gifted her personal birthday money to us, we have received money from helping with projects around people’s homes, surprise bags of practical groceries, venison, gifts of paper goods and so much more.
We put God to the test and God is blessing us for continuing to tithe in this time of unemployment. It has been almost four months now and we have been able to pay all our bills. God said He would provide - to stay busy with Kingdom work and He would look after our needs. God is good and I can say with Job 42:5 … “I had heard of You ... but now my eyes see You”
My hope for you is that you will trust God with your money in whatever financial state you are in, by tithing and then looking for ways to help family friends and church body in the small but yet practical ways. You will be the one blessed!!