Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I hope that your day is off to a good start! As we begin our time together today, my prayer is that fear will not have control over the unknown moments that we may be facing right now; but that we will have a steadfast faith…knowing that our God will always be there to care for us…Amen!!
A few Bible verses that have come to my thoughts lately, are found in Matthew 6:25-26…and I would like to share them with you today…and they read… “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26) Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
Today, there may be some who are truly struggling financially. With this pandemic, it seems like there are more people out of work, with families to feed and bills to pay. During times such as these, we can find it so easy to fall prey to the fear that attempts to accompany these moments; but one thing we must keep reminding ourselves of; is that our God holds all resources within His mighty hands and He can work in ways that we can never even begin to imagine.
Some of you may be thinking to yourself right now…how can you understand situations such as these…for you are the author of 16 books and you have a ministry. First off…I would like to say that I took in just over $8.00 royalty this month…and it’s not because I’m not selling books; but rather, it’s because I am giving away the books that I can on Amazon, while giving all my e-books away for free on Google Play…Smashwords and other affiliated bookstores…and why; because I feel that we should never get rich off of God’s words; but rather, we should offer them freely to those in need. Also…as for the ministry, I don’t take in any donations, unless someone comes to me and wants to help the ministry. The money for this ministry is taken out of my husband’s and my pockets and what may be donated is given to help another person in need. Due to running the ministry in this way…there can be times of struggle; but no matter what we may have need of; I have always seen God make a way…and always do it through His resources.
As I’m sitting here this morning…looking out into a yard that’s filled with birds, I am reminded as to how God not only created them; but also as to how He cares for them. In fact…sometimes I think that these birds have a greater faith than what we have…because they don’t store up; but rather, they trust their maker to take care of them…one day at a time.
Maybe today, you are just barely making it. No matter what you are facing right now…I know a God who is always there…to care for the one that He had at one time created. Remember…God didn’t place us down here, to make us suffer beyond our means. Each day, we must turn away from the fear that can debilitate us and look to the One who made us…the One who longs so much to care for us. From experience, I have truly come to see that when we place our trust in Him, rather than placing our trust in ourselves or some other means; that is when He will step in and care for the One He truly loves.
If you have been struggling to trust God, while facing a difficult time in your life right now; begin anew by casting all your anxieties on Him…because He truly does care for you! (I Peter 5:7)
Have a very blessed day…and ALWAYS know that God is there for you! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain