Wednesday morning I woke up with a profound sense of exhaustion. You know that sense? When you wake up and feel completely overwhelmed and tired with what you have to face in the day?
I sat on my couch and prayed a desperate tear filled prayer.… “God HOW am I going to make it through the day!? I have to make 20 liters of soup for the outreach! I have work in the shop to do that needs my attention! My kids need my attention! LORD I CANT!!! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO!?!!”
You guys! Not seconds AFTER I PRAYED I got a phone call! Sweet Sweet Rose Goddard called me at 7 am to tell me she had MADE THE SOUP FOR THE OUTREACH AND COULD I COME PICK IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!! (As I write this I am getting choked up with the goodness of God and his ability to provide!!!) After I ugly cried my gratitude to Rose and to the Lord, Jesus spoke to my heart.
“I GOT THIS!!!! Just step where I tell you to step and I will take care of the rest!!”
All exhaustion fled my body and I was flooded with the joy of the Lord that truly and sincerely is my strength!
At the outreach that night I saw one of the most beautiful displays of generosity I have ever been privileged to witness.
We had just finished handing out soup and rice to the kids and were settling in to hang out a bit with them.
I was sitting with Tembo. Tembo is a man in his mid to late 20’s. He has some obvious mental issues and is probably more like an 8 year old in his mind. As I was talking with him I realized he hadn’t received any food. I had no clue what to do because we had just handed out 20 liters of soup and double the amount of rice. A TON OF FOOD AND IT WAS ALL GONE!!! One young man was near us and heard this interaction. He had a full plate of food. When he realized Tembo’s predicament he got another plate and gave him half his food! I rejoiced! I even saw some kids put their extras in containers they found so they could have for later. Like the 5 loaves and two fish!
Jesus truly does provide a table before us in the presence of our enemies!
What are you facing today that is overwhelming your heart? All I know is this…… When we are walking in obedience to what God has told us to do, he WILL meet us! He WILL provide any and everything that is needed to get the job done! And it WILL be provided in a way that ONLY God can get the glory! So all will see that Jesus reigns and there is none like him!
If you are reading this and you don’t know Jesus, I urge you! I implore you and yes, even beg, CRY OUT TO HIM! Jesus has the answers you are searching for! The Word of God says that Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Life! It also says that every knee WILL bow and every tongue WILL confess that Jesus is Lord. Either here on earth, or in the after life. TRUST ME you want to do it now! Life is hard folks! There is no way around the hardships. But this I promise you, with Jesus there is fullness of joy in the middle of the greatest pains that we have to endure. There is hope and there is peace that surpasses all understanding. Come just as you are and Jesus will take your hand and guide you in the greatest adventure you will ever know!
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