As western Christians, you have not had to lose everything like many of your brothers and sisters around the world. What is your trust in? I am still your provider regardless of what it looks like. Yes, you must choose to believe and decree that I AM good. I realize that you have needs, but everything must be laid down at the Cross and surrendered. Are you so yielded if I asked you to give up everything, pick up and leave, you would obey?
This season is a time of soul-searching so that I can see what controls you. This is a time to overcome all hidden fears and see that I will sustain you. I AM the One who holds the future, so why worry and fret? It accomplishes nothing. Instead, focus on worshipping and doing whatever I put in your path to do today. I have not forgotten you. Trust in Me. It will be alright.
Philippians 3:8-9 Living Bible (TLB)
8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have put aside all else, counting it worth less than nothing, in order that I can have Christ, 9 and become one with him, no longer counting on being saved by being good enough or by obeying God’s laws, but by trusting Christ to save me; for God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith—counting on Christ alone.
Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 The Message (MSG)
7-10 Seize life! Eat bread with gusto,
Drink wine with a robust heart.
Oh yes—God takes pleasure in your pleasure!
Dress festively every morning.
Don’t skimp on colors and scarves.
Relish life with the spouse you love
Each and every day of your precarious life.
Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange
For the hard work of staying alive.
Make the most of each one!
Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily!
This is your last and only chance at it,
For there’s neither work to do nor thoughts to think
In the company of the dead, where you’re most certainly headed.