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ripe orange with leaves on white backgroundA few weeks ago, I was all excited about 2015 and all the mystery surrounding a new year, but for whatever reason, the excitement vanished.  Instead, the year loomed before me as a deep bottomless pit with no hope.  As the joy of the holidays subsided and the reality of 2 ½ weeks of no work, no pay (not by choice) sunk in, so did the fear and frustration.  Why can’t we ever move forward?  Why are we always in a continual backward motion?  With 6 mouths to feed our stash of food was quickly dwindling and the cravings were growing (No, not pregnant cravings).

After all the junk food and sweets of the holidays, we all wanted fruit, veggies, and meat.  “God, can you please provide some fruit, veggies, and meat?  We all need this.”  I simply asked.

Not aware of our need, my mom went to the glean to gather some food.  A glean is where people pick up day old food from grocery stores and bring them to one location.  Everyone who helps out, can pick out any food for free.  My mom helps out with one and she often brings all sorts of goodies to us.  On this day, she stopped by our house with a box of oranges, veggies, meat, and bread!

I am so thankful that I belong to God, my father and provider!  He shows his love for me even through an orange.

You parents – if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead?  So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.   – Matthew 7:9, 10 (NLT)

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Not wanting to look at the calendar, I knew that time was running out. Panic threatened to steal my joy away. As hard as I fought it, the stronger the fear grew. “Abba, time is running out and I still can’t see where you are leading us.”

He paused mid-stride. Turning to look at me, he smiled, “Be still and know that I am your Father.”

Nervously fidgeting, I blurted impatiently, “I’m trying to trust, but nothing is making sense right now! I am ssssooooo confused! It doesn’t seem possible that things will work out!”

With an amused twinkle in his eye, he responded, “Daughter, that’s when I work best. When you say impossible, I make it possible. Don’t worry so much, just be still and trust me! I’ll make everything beautiful in time!”

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