Self-Sufficient Savior

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

and do not lean on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5 ESV)

Have you ever been burned by someone you trusted? Maybe it was a close friend you confided in, only to discover he or she betrayed your trust. Or worse yet, maybe you trusted your employer, believing they would look upon your many years of service, hard work, and loyalty and keep an open position for you- but they didn’t, and you were laid off along with the rest.

It’s difficult to find people to trust in life because most of us simply look after our own interests.

However, it has not been, nor ever will be so with

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Your Harvest Is Due

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. (2 Corinthians 9:10 ESV)

Have you ever said, “When God when?” He hears you and He will answer you in due season.

So many times I want things now! I want to see the fruit of my sowing now as I cry out to God, “I’ve been faithful to sow! I am your servant; hear my cries. When Lord? When will you come and heal? When will you increase my substance? When will you answer?”

Just when?

You’ve probably heard

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You Are Wonderfully Made

For you formed my inward parts;

you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:13-14 ESV)

What is it about your personal self that you would change if you could? All of us have something; that one thing which, if we could re-do, would make us SO muc+9h happier! For me, it’s my hair. Apparently my sweet Aunt Mary, from whom I received one of my names, also gifted me with her baby-fine hair!

For those of you who have “good” hair, let me explain. Baby fine hair is soft, silky, and STRAIGHT! It can be curled, but it takes MUCH effort, time, and hair product to do so. Baby fine hair can be combed into almost any style you like, and will look great in that style……for about half an hour! Then it falls flat. On a bright, sunshine-y day, with just exactly the right amount of non-humidity, it might last for a couple of hours!

I say all that to say this: So many of us are dissatisfied with something about ourselves. Some things can be changed (like my weight problem), and others are here to stay (like my hair). We just have to learn how to live with and deal with them.

I prefer to believe that there is a divine design to our complete selves. It is no accident when

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