A READER ASKS
“Dear Lord, I’m such a mess over the financial pinch we’re in that when my husband gave me flowers last week, I nearly jumped down his throat for wasting money. I realized he’d picked them from the roadside, and thought it was a sign from You to stop worrying. I did try—but the creditors’ calls are getting more threatening. How do I calm down when disaster is ahead?”
Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
—The Hebrew prophet Habakkuk, 3:17–19
Wisdom of the Word We understand and yet…
Our faith that You’ll provide for us can falter as funds runs low. We certainly don’t expect You to send us money, but our world demands it. How can You possibly help?