After my dad died,
everything disappeared within three years, leaving my family in utter deprivation. But the whole time we lived in poverty, my mom gave us a strong sense of security.
Through prayer and singing and by affirming the promises of God, she kept us from fear and despair. She challenged us to believe that God would provide in the nick of time. And God did. And God still does provide!
One such time occurred when a letter came to our house from a man who had cheated my mother. “Mrs. Palau,” the man wrote, “I lied to you after your husband died. I bought a tractor from you. I told you the motor was no good. You believed me and gave me most of my money back. I cheated you and I’ve got to send you this check because I simply can’t go on living this way.”
The check arrived at a time when we had run out of cash. To us that letter was a marvelous miracle; an answer to our trust in God the Father’s love and provision.
I’m convinced that genuine security boils down to knowing and believing the promises of God.
If you know a friend in financial distress, do what you can to meet their needs. But most of all, remind them of God’s promise in Philippians, “My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
“I’m convinced that genuine security boils down to knowing and believing the promises of God.”