I had a lovely conversation with a dear friend today. She shared openly how, as farmers, they did very well last year, but it looked like this year they were going to barely break even.
We decided in rural America it’s often either feast or famine.
But in time, we’re learning to accept it. We’re learning to be thankful for the blessings in the good years and trusting God to provide in the lean ones.
We’re discovering that God really does see the big picture where we see only a glimmer. His provision and plan for us is perfect, whatever our situation may be.
“When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul…”
~ Horatio G. Spafford
Feast or famine, good times or hard ones, our God is still in control.
“…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” ~ Phil. 4: 11-12
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Another promise to hang on to in this chaotic world is Psalm 37:25:
David writes “Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.”