It's the middle of April and still no work in sight for my hubby. We thought it would be a long winter without work but expected that he'd be back by the end of March at the latest. And yet, despite the forced changing of our financial status, God has provided what we need. Our house isn't in foreclosure, our bellies are (too) full, and we have much to be thankful for. Still there are days when I go into a bit of depression and then God sends something or someone to speak to me.
Here's a quote from the author of the book "The Purpose Driven Life", Rick Warren:
"I used to think that life was hills and valleys - you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don't believe that anymore. Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it's kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life. No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on. And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for. You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems....But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others."
Daily manna--not to store up, but to gather just for that day with the overwhelming trust and knowledge that God will provide what I need again tomorrow!