Because I Don’t Need It

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Last week I shared one of the things that has really encouraged me over the last few weeks. God is not surprised by the challenges and hard stuff that come our way. Rather, He knows that they are coming, and He has prepared us for them.

I was reminded of a different wrinkle recently when I was questioning why I didn’t have a certain thing. I knew that the thing in question was a good thing, that I knew other folks who had this thing. It doesn’t matter what “thing” it was; just something I wanted.

Why didn’t I have it, too?

While I didn’t hear an audible voice, I heard something still and quiet in my spirit whisper,

Because you don’t need it.

Certainly this isn’t the answer to all the things that we don’t have. Sometimes we don’t have because we don’t ask. Sometimes we don’t have because we need to work for it.

I’d never considered before that I didn’t have something because I didn’t really need it.

That was a little eye-opening for me. And very helpful in this continuing process of learning to trust God more.

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8

How are YOU learning to trust Him more?

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  1. Isaiah 40: 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

    Due to a medical condition, when I was 19 the doctors told me I would probably never have children. After several years of depression I realized I could accept this, move on and enjoy my life without children or waste the rest of my life wallowing in my depression and self pity. I choose to move on. To make a long story short, I married for the first time when I was 39. When I was 41, I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. Two years later my second daughter was born just as healthy and beautiful.

    Through this process I learned that my timing and God’s are rarely the same.

  2. My husband and I are both currently seeking employment. God continues to show and challenge me to trust Him by providing for us. If I choose to be still (quit fussing and worrying) and trust Him. He has provided (in ways that I can’t even imagine) for our needs during this time. Isaiah 30:15. ” In repentance and rest is your salvation. In quietness and trust your strength,”

  3. Kristin says:

    It always amazes me how God works. We made less last year than the year before, and somehow we managed to squeeze out an extra thousand a month in medical expenses that we weren’t responsible for last year. In addition to that, this year, it was our intention to get healthier and I really wanted us to join the YMCA as a family, wouldn’t you know it, a free three month family membership was gifted to us! It’s nice to have those big moments but equally nice to look back and be thankful for the quiet moments you don’t see until later.

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