Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. Psalm 41:1 NKJV
Jesus wants us to remember widows, orphans and people in need. He wants us to be cheerful givers. God blesses people who give generously.
Jesus has always provided for my needs. That does not mean I have not suffered hardship and poverty. God did incredible things when my family and I were in dire need.
My family and I went to church with two twenty-dollar bills in my wife’s purse. It was all we had to feed our family. I asked her to put one of them in the offering box. Jesus used it to expose a brother’s sin. That man repented. He is serving the Lord today.
Once God provided a meal for our family when all we had was forty-seven pennies.
When I got saved God provided a job for me. I did not have a car. The day before I started my new job someone at church gave me one. It wasn’t much but it ran great. I drove that car to work for over a year.
I once drove a car with four bald tires 600 miles. When I pulled into our driveway the air let out of the tires. They did not blow or pop. They just gave out. It was like an unseen hand gently let the air out of them.
I was a real estate broker when the last bubble burst. I was left with empty pockets and lots of free time. Jesus gave me a burning desire to serve Him. I started sending out these messages. Ten years later my cup is running over with spiritual blessings!
God delivered me from a prison sentence and drug addiction. The mighty God I serve even sent me into a state prison to serve as a drug and alcohol counselor.
God has blessed me time and time again. He also allowed me to suffer the consequences of sin and foolishness. What have I learned?
Jesus blesses people who love and seek Him. He blesses those who help hurting people.
The Lord also allows us to suffer. But God always delivers us from or through trials and troubles. It may not be at a time of our choosing. It may not happen the way we want. But Jesus uses all things for our good and His glory!
I keep hearing “You will get through this.”
You will get through every trial and hardship that storms into your life. Look at your trials and troubles though eyes of faith!
Do not forget people who are in need. Jesus can you use to deliver others from trials troubles and tribulations!
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