To their surprise, there wasn’t nearly enough money for their needs.
«Children,» said the mother tenderly, «this is all we have and we don’t know when we will get more. We are jobless and nobody owes us money. But we want you to remember this moment so you can be aware that God will never abandon us.»
The days went by and God did not fail them. Food was never lacking. Many years later, Lorena was facing difficulties once again. Her children had grown up and their needs had also grown with them. She was unemployed again and her savings had hit rock bottom. With tearful eyes, Lorena began to pitifully cry because of the complicated current situation of her family and the uncertain future. Suddenly, the scene from the earlier years came to her mind. How many blessing had they received since then! why should she cry bitterly? Had she completely forgotten? She dried her tears, having reached a new state of mind and, free of sorrow, she thought to herself: «God delivered us from that difficult situation in the past and in the future, wonderful promises are yet to be fulfilled. This is the moment I have been waiting for, when human possibilities are limited and faith can increase. Am I going to avoid this opportunity or am I going to take advantage of it to witness God’s loving care once more? «
When human possibilities are exhausted, that’s precisely the ideal moment for God to act. Some have financial difficulties, others face family issues or health problems. Whatever your problems, remember that God is in control. Maybe the situation won’t change immediately, but the Lord can definitely help you quickly change the way you look at things.
Remember today how God delivered you in the past. Know that He will deliver you once again. Let God fill you with hope at this very moment, and you may relive fond memories that will bring you hope today and will encourage you to rejoice and to wait for God’s promised salvation once more.