Wading Through Muddy Waters
The massive strength needed to trudge through the muddy waters resembled more of a controlled, predictable gait, mirroring the confidence honored from the instincts that guided her next move. She moved so swiftly, you’d never know her lack or hunt. Her consistent fortitude simulated being well fed, full of faith and contentment exhibited by the play-like wading through the thick muddy waters all in the game of provision.
Her work is never affected by slim pickings, cloudy days, depression, bloating or PMS. She is grateful for her daily bread. Her comforts and submission are turned to the One who knows all things so there is nothing interfering with her loyalty and integrity. Not even the pathetic whines that require way too much wine to numb the senses.
She finds rest and peace, ready at a moment’s notice, to please her master. She knows Him and believes He has her best interests at heart even when she doesn’t see its fruition and the relentless hunger pangs remind her of the deficit. Her mind stays focused on the trust that He will provide for her need, provision and protection every step of the way.
She is reliable and a true hero. Because her convictions rule her faith walk, each stride produces character traits that do not change like the raging storms and people around her. “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much” (Luke 16:10).
I don’t know about you, but when financial struggles strike our very heel, I would sure love to wade through the muck and yuck of those muddy waters with vigor and freedom mirroring such trust and confidence in my Lord’s provision rather than trudging through it fearfully, barely able to keep my head above water. All that does is waste precious energy anyways in being exhausted emotionally, physically and spiritually.
If we could only remember to put our hearts and devotion into seeking and hearing our Lord and believing in His promises while walking by faith and not fainting by sight, all these things would be given to us with peace and vitality. We just have to be patient and wait on the Lord and His timing by saying “thank you.”
Victory will come through trust when we dare take our eyes off of ourselves and our problems, get out of that bad neighborhood girlfriend, and look towards our amazing Lord who goes before us to pave and prepare the way.
He blesses us with the gift of others who help encourage and pull us through all the muck and yuck and some that will even dare sit right smack in the middle of it all as we cry out for help. They understand what it’s like and know our tears will turn into joy in the morning.
Don’t give up on Him, Beautiful Beloved. He will provide! I know, I’ve been there before and God delivered in such a profound and dynamic way, it was almost too overwhelming to receive. There’s a reason for this very season and it will pass before your very eyes carrying that blessed miracle of provision.
Talk about being brave! Money is a hard master to control and a deceptive one at that. Just look who’s coming to protect and carry you, Beautiful Beloved. We must never lose sight that the King of all kings comes first, the Lion Himself, to guide His precious princess lionesses who make sojourning this side of heaven exciting, and then comes His delectable provision and feast. Integrity rules!
These girls are wading through muddy waters with bravery and strength. No depression or isolation here to suggest anything but victory. They are well nourished and adequately provided for. These friendships courageously plow through life being Brave And Determined warriors (#BADwarriors)! They are beautiful and confident beloveds leading each other to the finish line in sync with integrity. They remind each other of the provision right around the bend.
Beautiful Beloved, don’t let your perceived lack take over the power and place that only God can offer and sustain. God is your master, not money; let Him deliver! Perfect peace that surpasses all knowledge can be obtained through financial crises if only you will trust Him and His timing! “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:26). God is not ignoring you, He sees everything and cares for you. Give Him some room to work as you rest at His feet. He’s got it covered.
Until next time…