The other day I made a post titled “Troubled Times” in which I discussed Matthew 24:1-14 where Jesus explained to the disciples what the last days would look like. I discussed wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, famine and the rising costs of food and fuel. That post was not meant to frighten anyone, only to encourage all of us to evaluate our relationship with the Lord in order to ensure that we are in good standing with Him and being obedient to Him in order to be ready when He comes.
I don’t believe in coincidences. I honestly believe with all my heart that everything that happens to us serves a purpose. This morning Pastor Chase preached on the unrest in the Middle East and the rising costs of food and fuel. Coincidence? Once again, I don’t believe in coincidences. After church I knew I had to get home and make this post to not leave anyone in fear, but to assure you that our God is in control. We are His children. He knows our needs and He is our source for all things.
In Exodus 16:4 the Lord told Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you”. In Matthew 6:31-33 Jesus tells us, “So do no worry, saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”.
Pastor Chase called all who are in need of a job down to the alter. I went for myself and for Steve as well because we want so much for him to be able to come home to be with his family. Steve’s name was placed on the monitor. A stateside job for him will be prayed for and his name will remain there until our Lord answers that prayer. I’m believing and trusting Him for that because He is our source for all things. Seek Him and trust Him to be your source for whatever your need is today.