“Son, you can’t straightin’ that back out.”
“Don’t tell me I can’t do somethin’ Mom.” is what he said just after he straightened this completely bent in the opposite direction garden fork that I had just thrown in the garbage. Never underestimate the strength and determination of a growing, strong willed rascal. Seriously.
Our quick little exchange brought to mind how very quick I am to underestimate the Lord as well.
“Don’t tell me I can’t do somethin”
Just last week I doubted. Again.
January is tough. Particularly for those who are self employed. In our situation for example whether it has been shoeing horses or now running the feed store seasons and/or the weather are a big deal. Last week we took a couple of hard knocks and BOOM. I found myself in the depths of despair.
WHY DO I DO THAT?!?!?!?!?!?
I don’t want to. I know better. Over and over we’ve had a need, we’ve brought it to the Lord & time and time again He has answered. Not always as we hope but ALWAYS and forever trustworthy. Faithful.. Good.
He is y’all. God is so good.
Maybe you’re like me today? Maybe you’ve doubted or maybe you’re DOUBTING His faithfulness, His unconditional love.
Let me encourage you. Don’t doubt. BELIEVE. Believe in His Sovereignty. Believe that whatever you are facing -know that He’s two steps ahead. It doesn’t matter that you’ve ask Him for help with the same thing. Ask Him again. He’s working it out. You may be stretched farther than you want to go. You may want to quit. Or cry or cuss. Don’t.
BELIEVE and CALL upon HIM.
So here’s what happened.
After much prayer. And by that I mean me and the Lord and the ugly cry and a lot of snot. And then more prayer, and family prayer and prayer from my momma & then guess what?
Cowboy Dan came in Friday evening, pulled a check from his wallet (and no, not a big check. an “enough” check) for a load of hay he had sold. and Yes! you guessed it..I cried again.
“Whoop-di-do.” you say?
I say, “WHOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPP-DI-DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” the Lord sold a load a hay for us…….
and then you know what else?
He sold two pigs.
reminding me…again..of Phillipians 4:19
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
and this time, He chose to remind me through a load of hay, two pigs, a bent garden fork and a stubborn rascal.