“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”
The last thing I would have dreamed of is my wife leaving today on an exodus to Greenville, SC to help our son, Johnathan, and his wife, Taylor, with a vehicle after their car suddenly died. We found out on Friday about our son’s dilemma. It was amazing to me how we almost at the same time had the idea to give to them our well-used Dodge Caravan. I am driving along and Loretta says to me, “Maybe we should give them the Dodge.” She said to this me right after I had just had the same exact thought. Several hours later we had the estimated cost of transporting the vehicle, the cost of a plane ticket for Loretta to fly back, made a phone call to the kids and it was settled.
How many times have I had a need come up unexpectedly and the Lord came to my rescue through the instrumentality of other people being burdened by the Lord to reach out to my family? It seems to have pleased the Lord to teach me a lot of lessons through the vehicle of vehicles. Broken cars and little money is a recipe for discouragement. Two times in my life the Lord has given to me significant amounts of cash designated with the express purpose to purchase some different wheels for our then growing family. Now with two vehicles and only one child at home it was good to be able to help out our son.
Like a loving father, our God knows exactly what we need and when we need it. I am 56 years old and I can say with David I have never seen the righteous begging bread. My life’s verse is Mathew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” All I can say is I have proved this to be true and can praise our God for his faithfulness and loving care for the needs and even some of the wants of his kids.
Like a mother hen, His wings provide a protective we can hide under. Like a child, we can cry Abba father. He is ever faithful to be there for us. That is why the Apostle Peter teaches us the importance of “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7.
May God grant us all the faith to take Him up on His promises to us. How often we languish in unnecessary suffering all because we simply fail to take it to the Lord in prayer.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
With Love and Prayers,
Pastor John Schofield