My dear friend, I’ll call her Jewel, has a heart for children the size of Texas. She is forever helping needy momma’s and their little ones. In addition to her 8, she and her husband adopted of an infant in distress. They were then asked if they could temporarily foster this child’s 3 older siblings. It seemed completely overwhelming. How could they manage?
Finances being critically stretched, not to mention space in their modest home. Other problems emerged with vehicles large enough to transport the family and Christmas was approaching fast. I saw desperation in my friend’s face. How would they adequately provide for all these little ones God had entrusted to them?
Unknown to the family (of now 14), someone submitted their story to a local radio station just before the holidays. Their plight caught the ear of local business folks and a crew of people came knocking on the family’s door… God had brought them to answer so many prayers: food, gifts, money and a large van!
Sometimes it’s not until our breaking point, that miracles happen. But there is grace when we’ve said “yes” to whatever God asks. Many times in my efforts to obey I have found myself overwhelmed and empty. This was where God showed up and provided for me too.
Truly – my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19
Sometimes doing what God asks is the hardest thing ever! Yet we are not wrong to struggle through, we are only wrong to disobey. Go ahead and ask for the cup to be removed… then in His strength, resolve to do His will, no matter what.