He is Faithful

My Grandma and I were talking today about the faithfulness of God. My grandma whom I have had the privilege of studying the Word of God with my whole life was telling me she could write a book about how faithful God has been to her.

I said let’s do it. You get started. You have the first one hundred pages and then I will take it from there.

This is her current story (I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing). Living on Social Security. Just had home taxes due this month. Car license plates to pay for. Car insurance. She pays everything after she tithes.

As she was sitting on a frontage road at a stop sign two days ago, someone turned too close to the corner, crosses the line, hit the front end of her car and continues to drive away.

With all these things going on in her life (finacially) and she is reminding me how faithful God has been to her. Explaining how He has always taken care of her and she is confident that He always will.

What an inspiration she is. She says she doesn’t have to worry about where the money is going to come from or if she is going to get it because she knows that GOD IS FAITHFUL. 
She is right. He will never leave us nor forsake us.


She loves to tell me the story of when her children were small and my grandfather was hurt from work and they were living on $35 a week. She said people were bringing in meals and groceries. Their bills were always paid and they continued to trust God would take care of them and He did.

Here is my half of the book. Don’t worry today it won’t be 100+ pages.

I have been a stay-at-home mom for 8 years. When my husband and I decided that I would stay home we were not sure how we would be able to manage with our income being cut by more than half.

I knew that God would take care of us. Growing up, my family lived on a shoestring budget. I always felt like we had everything even though I knew we didn’t have much money. It was a life I had been accustomed to growing up and felt we too could handle it and knew God would be faithful.

I have many similar stories as my grandma. There are weeks that I have looked at the shampoo bottle and thought for certain it will be gone before Friday and it lasts for two more weeks.

I cannot tell you how many times the diaper box has looked nearly empty and should not last through Tuesday and it lasts until the next payday.

When Mother Hubbard's cupboard seems completely bare, we eat better meals than when our cupboards are full.

The checkbook appears to be completely empty but we have not one more need until Friday payday.

Every bill is paid, every month and on time.

One thing that my husband and I have learned is we were completely frivolous with our money before I stopped working. The most important thing that we have learned, however, is GOD IS FAITHFUL.

Time and time again we seem to be living on the edge of being completely empty and yet we have all we need.

In the past eight years we have not been without. GOD IS FAITHFUL.

We are not frugal. We get the things we need and often times get the things that we want but the bottom line is we trust that God will take care of us. We trust His promises to us. We have no doubts of what He will and can do because we have lived His promises.  

I can rest in the promise of Matthew 6:25-26 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life--whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to Him than they are?"

As my grandma and I were sitting by the pond at the park today, we were admiring the instinctual skills of a large group of ducks walking around pecking at the ground. I said, "What are they eating?" The only thing we could see were a few leaves and the grass.

The funny thing was the ducks knew. They knew what was there was worthy of being food. They knew where to go to get what they needed. They were not wandering around the park with the heads thrown back, quacking songs of worry about where they were going to get their next meal. It was just there for them. They knew it.  

Don’t miss the part in Matthew 6:26 when Jesus says, “Aren’t you more valuable to Him than they are?” God takes care of the ducks. They don’t question his sources. They don’t question the amount or if He has limits. They just eat. No worries.

Christ reminds us we are more valuable than they are. What am I promised? I am promised that God will take care of me and I can tell you without question GOD IS FAITHFUL.

Check out previous posts here: Grace and Mercy, Back to School and 
You Are His Masterpiece

19 comments :

  1. Hi Jaime! Visiting from Literacy Musing Mondays and so glad I did. I'm sharing this post with a dear friend--we're both in a similar place of trust for our daily bread while stepping out to grow into greater things. God IS faithful--and we write blogs to shout out the fact. I hope you do finish your book with grandma. He is worthy to be praised!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  2. Thank you Kathy for stopping by and your encouragement. Keep sharing the Word of God and trusting that He is Faithful. We all need those reminders and when we write them down they sometimes become more evident.

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  3. Write this book I tell you! Jaime, thank you for your honesty, in fact the verse that came to my mind was Philippians 4:11- be content in any state that you are in. I too have had to learn this and I can stretch my dollar from here to Europe! In every hardship, there is a lesson- He is faithful!

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    1. Thank you Tanya, I will have to talk to my grandma about the book deal. What a great verse. Be content with any state you are in. What a struggle that seems to be sometimes.

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  4. Wonderful reminder of His faithfulness to give us our daily bread. Glad to have stopped here from True Story. I think this is my first time, so ... "Nice to meet you!" Blessings!

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    1. I was just thinking of this today with the daily bread It gave me another idea for a post. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. He cares for the flowers and sees that they are clothed too. We gave to my sister once clothes for my niece that my daughter out grew. We went through two years where my daughter's clothing was provided without us having to spend any money. We really would not have been able to provide as many clothes as she was given. Then, I left my job because of disability, but God still provides our needs and wants. He is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. We have been in that same position with my sister where she gave us many clothes for my son. What a great help it was and really saved us so much money.

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  6. Oh, how I want to remember more and more that He is Faithful! What beautiful examples of how He has been faithful in your life, and things that you can share with your children and us. Love it. Thank you for sharing! Visiting from Susan B. Mead.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Kortney and for your encouraging words.

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  7. I love it that your grandmother sets aside her tithes first before she pays her bills. I was taught to tithe, but when we married and Robert did not always have work, it was easy to hold back the tithe and plan to pay it later. All at once, something came up that took more than the tithe I held back. It pays to put God first. He is always faithful. Thanks for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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  8. I loved when you said we eat better meals when our cupboard is bare! So true. Thanks for reminding us of God's faithfulness and His abundant giving. Always at the right time. I also love that you study with your grandmother! What a blessing. Stopping by from #RaRalinkup

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    1. I Love the verse from John 10:10 that says Christ came so that we may have life and have it abundantly. It is not always by the world's standards but by the riches God gives us. After all, we are heirs to the King of Kings. Loving My Lord!

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  9. Sorry about the hit and run accident on your Grandmother's car. God will make it up to her !!!

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    1. Thank you so much Hazel that is very sweet. God is Good Always.

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  10. God is faithful. I am also watching how God has been proving for us lately on one income and it has been amazing. Thank you for this encouraging post.

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    1. It is a great leap of faith but once you take that step you will never know what held you back before. Keep walking friend, God is Faithful!

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  11. Such a sweet story about your grandma. Thank you for sharing with us at #RaRaLinkup this week. I keep reading about contentment...seeking the Lord on this!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. What an amazing opportunity we have to share about contentment in a world that is always searching for more.

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