The Lord Provides 😃

I’m so excited and humbled at the provision of our mighty God in every detail of life. Yesterday, as my newly employed husband (just hired on at the company he’s been a temp at…..Yes!!!) was setting down a pile of old blankets at our local donation spot at our community dump, something shiny caught his eye. He had actually debated just throwing the blankets away but thought twice and walked over to the small shack to find a spot to set them down. And there it was, sent directly to us from GOD…..

A smart gently used medline excell 2000 wheelchair. Just what I have been praying about, for months! I had looked online, asked family, asked friends but we could not secure anything and I was losing heart. So this morning when my husband brought it to my attention that he found a nice one for free…..I was overwhelmed by God’s faithfulness, goodness, and LOVE. Isn’t that just like our heavenly Father? Tears flowed down as I thanked Him over and over again for providing a way to go out and about. Not being able to walk much has limited my being able to be in the community. Walking is freedom. Having a wheelchair is freedom too!! I can be out again and no longer wonder if my legs will hold or if there is a wheelchair cart or place to sit down. I know most people wouldn’t want a wheelchair but that’s always been a part of my life having a mom with CP. It never phased me pushing her around places and I loved the times we shared. I’m so thankful to be able to spend more time with my husband and kids (with my mask on of course 😲) rather than sit at home while they go out. I’m still hopeful my legs will continue to heal but in the interim I am thankful for the chance to be mobile again. God is holding us all, friends and every detail is under His watchful, tender care.

Psalm 30:5b “weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.”

Much love,

Viv ❤

Thank you God for these gifts! They came directly from you Jesus and I praise you. My heart is overwhelmed with a sense of your love. You provided work for my husband after being a low-paid temp for so long. I am overwhelmed at the love you are showering down upon my family. Forgive me when I doubt your provision Lord. I know this job and wheelchair are from you as a direct token from your hands.

In Jesus name,

Amen

My baby girl ❤

With All Your Heart

God’s timing…….why am I always amazed at how the Lord gives my soul comfort at precisely the moment I need it? Sitting in the van today, TBI symptoms flaring and tears starting, the Lord directed me to my favorite bible verse via brother Ryan’s post, ‘In All Your Ways.

Proverbs 3:5-6 King James Version (KJV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

I was instantly quieted and comforted as I struggled to fight the intense nausea due to an overloaded brain. I went back over twenty years to my grocery store job at Winn Dixie. I remember cutting out of construction paper a red heart and writing out that verse (Proverbs 3:5) on it then taping it up on the glass partition separating me from my customers. My eyes often fell on those words over the long hours while I iced and decorated cakes. I used it to comfort myself in the early days of marriage, growing up in the marriage, and learning the ropes of life. But then, God used my red heart bible verse to encourage others…….others came and told me how it blessed them and gave them hope.

And that verse came back to me again today! Today God whispered to my heart lean not on your OWN understanding. How freeing is this? So completely freeing since I really don’t understand what’s going on in my life or why. I’m free to just trust that God knows and understands not me. His guidance and knowledge is the light that lights my path ahead. I can rest fully in His sovereign care while I have no answers.

He also whispered to my heart in ALL your ways. Not 50%, 75% or even 99%…….ALL of my heart given to the Lord in full surrender and trust. Trusting in His guidance and direction. Trusting in His provision and timing. Trusting that He will guide and direct me as I cry out to Him in a posture of full submission.

These verses from Proverbs are so very uplifting! I praise God for the blessing and gift of His word as He uses it to quiet my heart.

Much love,

Viv ❤