Day 163- Thankful for job, food, and encouragement

Today was another rather cold spring day. I had enough energy to go to Kroger for a few groceries. But the rest of the day was rather low-energy for me.

I read a news letter from a friend in a country in Asia. Their small family is in quarantine, too. The letter mentioned that, for some people there, not being able to do their job puts them at greater risk for starvation than the risk of COVID-19.

That made me sad.

I did some research and managed to find a phone number for her mom, who is a friend of my mom from way back.
I called her and had the best conversation! She is so sweet! No wonder her daughter turned out so amazing!

I talked to her about the possibility of helping those in need and about some things that have been dragging me down, and just being able to talk about it was so therapeutic. She also said she would pray for me, which isΒ something I always appreciate!

Later in the day, I was reading some of your posts, and a couple of them that really met me where I am are:

“Not thrown away-used”
By Sarah Premkumar at “My Witness” blog. She talked about how some of her favorite things at her home were purchased at second-hand shops, used. They were no longer wanted by someone else, but they are valuable to her. She talks about how God is gracious and how He doesn’t throw us away because we’ve failed, been abused, or would otherwise be cast off by society. Some examples are David (sin of adultery and murder), Peter (denied Christ), adulterous woman (forgiven and accepted by Christ). God still loves us, values us, and wants to use us and our story for His glory no matter how painful our past (or present) may be.

Patty at “He said what?” blog talks about Y2K and the recent hoarding that has been going on. She also shared how God has a storehouse where He has been stocking His goodness for us to draw from in times of trouble! Isn’t that an encouraging thought!

That’s got to be the best treasure storehouse ever!

How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. Psalm 31:19 NIV

Anyway, today I’m thankful that my family and I are in no danger of starvation.

I’m thankful that my husband still has his job and is able to telework.

I’m thankful to have been able to reach my mom’s friend and for the gift of a delightful conversation with her!

I’m thankful that God does not throw us away but has compassion on us!

I’m thankful that He stores up goodness for us in His exciting treasure storehouse!

How about you? How is God providing your needs from His storehouse of goodness? Are you thankful you still have food to eat? Don’t you just love getting to talk to someone you love after a long time apart? How does it make you feel that God values you?

22 thoughts on “Day 163- Thankful for job, food, and encouragement

  1. That’s tough.
    I am very thankful I still have what I have.
    If I’ve would’ve known on March 12 2020 that it was my last day ever on the job I was currently working, I would’ve changed so much about that day. I almost died when I heard for the next 2 weeks I wouldn’t be working… then the next 2 and now not at all. My unemployment was rejected, and just found out that the summer job I applied for is having to also not have anyone working it the entire summer. I never knew what living by faith was until now. All the money I had pre-calcuated up from March to August – just gone. Somehow, someway, I know God is going to provide for my first year of college this fall and I can’t wait to see how he’s going to do it.

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    1. Lydia, I want you to know that I was so touched by what you’re going through. I stopped and prayed for you. May you know true peace and trust during this uncertain time in your life. You WILL look back on this period and see it as a time of huge growth in your faith life, of that I am certain. Love and prayers, my dear.

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    2. Yes, and it’s tough losing the jobs you had counted on to fund your college. Living by faith can be such an exciting adventure as you get to see God come through for you every time you have a need and bring it to Him! Have you read Frank Mueller’s biography? It’s so amazing how God led him and provided for him and all those under his care! God will do the same for you as you continue to trust Him! πŸ’–πŸ’–

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        1. You will love it when you read it!
          I also have some stories of God’s provision in my life, and my oldest daughter told me about how, when she was in college, she would pray in her room for a specific amount that she needed then go to her mailbox and find that specific amount there from anonymous donors. God hears, God sees, God can, and God does provide! πŸ’–

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  2. I loved this too: God has a storehouse where He has been stocking His goodness for us to draw from in times of trouble! I’ve been thinking lately of a scene from Voyage of the Dawn Treader, where the young woman tells Caspian and all of them that Aslan’s table is set and freshly supplied daily. God does indeed have a storehouse for us and an already set table!!

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