Confidence In Times Of Uncertainty

Confidence In Times Of Uncertainty
Posted on Nov 27, 2016 in Devotions
By:  Alan Bernardo
Many days I catch myself thinking about the near future… mostly about how to provide for my family. I would love to give my wife and daughter whatever they ask for. But the reality is, it takes careful planning by way of budgeting. Nothing gives me more joy and satisfaction than seeing their faces light up when they get something; especially if it that something was what they really wanted. On the other hand, it tugs my heart to see and feel their expressions of slight disappointment as we justify why we can’t get something now. My wife and I know that we have to be wise in our decisions especially when it involves finances.
As I reflect, I often find myself asking these questions:   “What is the lesson here Lord? What have you been teaching me in my quiet time, through my daily experiences; in good times and in the not so good ones?”
Sometimes I have this scenario playing out in my head envisioning the worst outcome but when I look back and see how God’s very own handprint is all over my family’s life by way of answered prayers and blessings, I realize that through times of doubt, we need to understand and know that He is in control and that we simply have to remain faithful to Him.
I find this lesson applicable not only in my personal life, but also in how I run our business and even in my commitment in ministry. It’s way to easy for me to think of the worst-case scenario. But the truth is, and will remain to be that He is my Provider, my Counselor. He will tell me what to do in every season of my life to be able to stand firm and persevere no matter what.
I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing. The trees will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its crops; the people will be secure in their land. They will know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslaved them. – Ezekiel 34:26-27

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