When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
I was not surprised to see this as the word for the week. Trusting has been top of mind much of the time lately. Trusting in my partner. Trusting in each other to make ends meet. Trusting that God is there to help us make these ends meet.
Heading to the grocery store that last few times, there is panic in my heart and tension in my shoulders. I know we are so fortunate and blessed. I know we are far better off than many but I’ve found the costs of things disheartening and have become ever vigilant in being clear with meal planning. I also see the blessing in that – making me stronger for my family and our prosperity.
While we are not on ramen noodle budgeting just yet, I swallow hard with fear worrying we may be. And how do so many less fortunate manage this?
I know my husband is struggling too with his own thoughts on “providing.”
So I take a deep breath and try to trust. Try to believe that God is holding me, holding us in the palm of his hand, and there is still light in my world and we are still walking and we will thrive once again. I will thrive once more as a woman – able to be more sensible in finances and what our home truly needs or does not.
I want to pass along this verse today – I found it so reassuring.