on confidence

We are confident to claim the future promises of God’s sweet provision in the present. 

I read this sentence last night on an Instagram post of a friend who is about to move to Philadelphia with her husband. I immediately read it to Taylor and it hit us both like a pound of bricks. 

God has been stirring the pot of our hearts lately. Gently, slowly, like you’re cooking a risotto. Adding a little flavor at a time. Most days I wish he would use a whisk, whip up a simple salad dressing and just get it done with. But He doesn’t care much for my timeline. He is perfectly content with His. 

As the slow stirring continues, we go through periods of excitement and dreaming, followed by periods of doubt and fear. What if? What if? That question dances around in our minds and attempts to weave failure into the fabric of our dreams. 

But. 

If we truly believe that God is providing for us right now, in the present, today… then we must believe He will provide for us exactly what we need in the future. 

He does not abandon. Not today, when we can see the surface level of what’s happening. Not in 50 years, which we can’t even begin to fathom. 

We are given sweet provisions daily. Provisions that we don’t understand. That may hint at things to come. That fill our hearts for where He has us now. Therefore, we can walk confidently forward into the unknown. The daily provision is tangible proof of our  future promises that are true with Him. 

He goes forth. He hems us in from all sides. Fear has no place. 

Here are some simple sweet provisions of ours in the past week: 

pool party birthday celebrations
pool party birthday celebrations
dear friends in town from amarillo. you can tell they like each other.
dear friends in town from amarillo. you can tell they like each other.
date night: waiting for the congress ave bats
date night: waiting for the congress ave bats
the bats disappointed. but the moon did not.
the bats disappointed. but the moon did not.

What about you? What are some of your provisions this week?

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