Can Problems Be Provision in Disguise?

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Good morning, friend! I am so glad you are here with me today. We have been busy packing for a move that we weren’t sure was happening or not, for the past few weeks, really months -and God has answered our prayers in a bigger way than we ever could have expected. But before I write about that, which I will share another day, I want to take time to reflect.

After our first home-buying plan fell through, Matt lost his job and we were in one of those seasons that felt like a forever of unknown. That was in April/May.June and July have been long stretches, but we have grown spiritually.

Here are past posts in order, with all those details if you want to catch up or get a feel for my heart during those uber, rough times. It still aches a little to see the photos from the other house, but now I see why the door closed. Then, I couldn’t. I chose to write about Hope for the first #TeaAndWord linkup because I needed Hope. I was clinging to Him.

 

Since then, I have been taking my sweet time packing more, cleaning, organizing and trying to trust God with the future.

I say trying because some days it felt like that was my reality.  I felt like David pouring my heart out, the good -the bad – the ugly, and then always coming back to the conclusion that my Father was right there with me, with us. 

Always remembering all the times He made a way where there seemed to be no way.  Always remembering His faithfulness of how He came through right at the exact time we needed saving.  Always remembering His provision and His mighty hand at work in the middle of the mess, but sometimes not seeing it until after.

All of this reminds me, I just heard a preacher man say, “Don’t tell your story too soon.”  Otherwise we may not recognize God’s hand was working all along in the middle of that chaos, sometimes chaos we even brought upon ourselves. Go here to watch the sermon, What About The Worm? He talks about how Jonah’s “problems” where really his provision and how important times of reflection are.

I am not sure what we bring on ourselves, what is a test, or what is the enemy at times – sometimes it is revealed me to me, other times it is not. But, I can be sure that no matter what, God has us in the palm of His hand and no one can snatch us out of it.

John 10:28-30 The Voice

28″ I give them a life that is unceasing, and death will not have the last word. Nothing or no one can steal them from My hand. 29 My Father has given the flock to Me, and He is superior to all beings and things. No one is powerful enough to snatch the flock from My Father’s hand. 30 The Father and I are one.”

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I want to fill you in on what God has been doing and how I have glimpsed His goodness in what I thought was despair.  I couldn’t see then, how any problem could have equalized provision, but now I see.

God works in ways that are higher than ours. He exists outside of time. He is already in tomorrow – able to meet my needs now and later. It is the same for you, friend.

Trust. His plan is always far grander than our own. He took our test and is making a testimony.

-Meghan Weyerbacher

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17 thoughts on “Can Problems Be Provision in Disguise?

  1. Dear Meg, I loved these thoughts today: “God works in ways that are higher than ours. He exists outside of time. He is already in tomorrow – able to meet my needs now and later.” In fact, those verses from Isaiah 55:8 & 9 are life verses for my husband and me! Thank you for reminding me of them today, I needed this so much!! So excited to hear about your move and how God is “moving” along your story! –My prayers are with you!

  2. Meg – I am excited to hear all about the new thing God has given you. He knows our hearts desires, our dreams, our passion and in His right on timing … He is always faithful to come through.I always try to remind myself – God always sees the bigger picture, and I do not. God often closes doors for our protection not to hurt us and when we walk through to to the other side, is when we often realize and see it ourselves. Happy box packing as you move forward towards God plan and provision.

  3. Hi Meg,
    I’m excited to hear the rest of the story! Disappointments with our intended plans can be so discouraging and it can take longer than we think to look back and see the thread of God’s provision woven through those circumstances. But your words ring true that he always has us in his sights and never leaves us alone for one minute. How glad I am of that truth!

  4. My dear Meg… you have no idea how much I needed to be reminded of all this today. I even clicked over and watched the worm sermon! (goodness that dude is something else– I’m glad I hung with him through the whole thing though– it’s good to try new things right??) Thinking and pondering on a lot of things right now– and realizing these people and problems that feel overwhelming to me are for my provision- just as every situation is. Thank you for letting God use your test as your testimony in mighty ways. You certainly blessed me today girl ♥ And I’m waiting with baited breath to hear the rest of yalls story when the time is right! AMEN ♥

    1. I’m glad it was a blessing, Heather! I know I felt the same way, but he sure is engaging! My husband really likes his style do far. Prayers for your situation girl!! I’m thankful for you, friend and I will update soon, probably after the weekend!

  5. Good Morning, Meg! I’m so resonating with your story after our own move from New York to New England just a year ago this month. The whole transition process is not for the faint of heart, so please know I’ll be cheering you on.

    May each day give you pockets of joy …

  6. “Don’t tell your story too soon.” That is priceless advice, Meg. I wholeheartedly, 100 percent agree that our problems can be God’s provision AND that we often don’t realize this except in retrospect. Sometimes a ways down the road in retrospect. Beautiful post … cant’ wait to read more about your coming move! I’m so glad I stopped by from Fresh Market Friday …

  7. Meg, I remember being in this same place almost 3 years ago, and we stood to lose everything. Yet, in my heart of hearts, Yet, had we not gone through such a heart wrenching, faith building time, my husband and I would not be where we are now. You message is so very true, and I’m glad you are pressing into the promise that God has something great coming…because I know without a doubt He does friend! There is power, freedom and peace in resting under His wings right now. Praying with great expectation:) And so glad you are sharing your intentional faith at Fresh Market Friday~

    1. He is so mighty to save! Thanks for sharing a part of your story, Crystal. It always builds me up when others share experiences and of how they came out better for it. It gives me such hope! Have a blessed week, friend.

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