But Expect God's Timely Provision: Chapter 2

Monday, July 04, 2011 Posted by Debbie Legg

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In the movie Star Wars, Luke Skywalker had his light saber and Obi-Wan Kenobi.  In The Sound of Music, Maria had her fierce tenacity and the Reverend Mother.  In Sleepless in Seattle, Annie had an unshakeable sense that there was more out there and a best friend that alternately helped and hindered her pursuit.  

Each of these characters had an object/quality/desire to assist in their quest and a mentor to help guide them.  In all good movies (and stories), the author provides what the character needs to succeed when they need it.  Nothing is random or haphazard. Our stories, written by The Author, are no different. 

One of my favorite verses bears this out.  Paul says, 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, NIV)  Did you catch all that?  ALL things.  ALL times.  ALL you need.  EVERY good work.

Yes, our worlds may be falling apart.  Someone is losing a battle with cancer.  Someone is losing their home to foreclosure.  Dire situations with dire consequences rule the day.  And yet Paul says we will be, we ALREADY ARE, abundantly blessed with all we need to make it through.  

I love the expression, “God is always on time, rarely early."  Our God, who created suspense, loves to come through in the nick of time.  I've seen it so many times I've come to expect it.  We may not yet see evidence of God's provision with our own eyes, but that does not mean it isn't coming.  Keep walking through your story, word by word, sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, and you WILL come to the next chapter.

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