My journey has not been easy but it has been full of God’s grace!
In 1980, I experienced the darkest time in my life: my marriage had failed, my house was in foreclosure, my utilities had been disconnected, I had been laid off from my job, my car had been repossessed and my children were 8 and 10! I called my Mom for counsel and financial assistance. Her response: “you don’t need money, you need to pray”. My response was “what?” How is that going to help? I didn’t understand that my current life status was the sum total of my words! I had sown so many negative seeds in my life and now the harvest had come! My words had created my current reality. I had been living my life according to my natural senses. I was not living according to God’s Word and the results became obvious. Shortly after, I was watching Kay Arthur, an evangelist on Christian television and she was teaching on the book of Phillipians—she called it “How to Have Joy”. I listened intently because I had no joy or peace and I desperately wanted both! What I learned can be summed up in Proverbs 3:5-6: Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
I was not trusting in God, I was trusting in my abilities. I was now at the end of myself and had no way to turn…BUT GOD! Consider this: “When you come to the end of all the light you know, and you step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.” –Edward Teller
God in His mercy taught me how to fly and His Word to you today is the same: leap into the arms of your Heavenly Father and SOAR!