"Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully." I Peter 5:7 (AMP)
Reading my comments on social media of all kinds including this blog, some might think it's easy for me to have the faith filled outlook I have. I can hear what might be in some of your minds right now...
"It must be easy for her to take that attitude, with her life..."
Please realize, for all the victories I'm experiencing, I still have some huge obstacles in my life. I don't advertise them all here. At times I've talked about them publicly, other times not. My very close friends who know all the details could tell you I have some challenges worse than some of you have who are reading this. Others of you know certain kinds of pain that I haven't experienced to this point in my life.
So what's my point?
Simply that having faith isn't about having a perfect life. In fact, the more obstacles you have the more you better have faith! I think of some of my precious friends in Africa who are literally praying in their next bite of food, or the shelter they will have over their heads today. They are some of the most faith filled people I know -- and some of the neediest. They are the least cynical people that I know, and the most faith filled.
Last night my son Dustin came in to record me on video for something he's producing for the church. We had to do about seven or eight takes because every time he started recording I fell over laughing. I was beside myself with the giggles. He said, "Mom, what's up with you? You're so loopy! Are you on something?" I said, "God's medicine, Dustin! It helps me so much to handle life. Laughter is a medicine." Laughter, exercise, eating well and most importantly prayer ARE my medicine. Faith in God is my sustenance.
You don't have to wait to have things all lined up right in your life in order to have faith and believe for miracles. In fact, to have a miracle you MUST have a need, but most people don't want to have a need.
I have lots of needs.
Sometimes they feel overwhelming.
In and of myself, I can't fill them, or solve them.
Just like many of you, I'm counting every day on the miracle worker to do what only He can do.