December 22, 2023
Mr. Davis is a man who is paralyzed from his chest down. But he wasn't always this way. He once worked as an engineer coding robotics for surgeons and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 39. Despite a series of unfortunate events, David has developed a unique insight, wisdom, plus faith in God that will provide our readers hope when feeling hopeless. Love when feeling loveless. And strength when feeling weak. Mr. Davis will provide relaunched Echo readers with weekly shares that we encourage you to support by reading his gentle memoirs and thoughts of inspiration. Kindly, Karen.
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God gives us seasons of plenty so that we can prepare for seasons of need (Prov. 12:11). And as Psalm 23 says, the Lord leads us through perilous places to pleasant pastures. Another way that God provides is by instructing those with plenty to share with those in need (Deut. 24:19). So when it comes to provision, the message of the Bible is this: Work while we can, save what we can, share what we can, and trust God to meet our needs.
God may cause our circumstances to suddenly fall apart, which may bring the realization of our unfaithfulness to Him for not recognizing that He had ordained the situation. We never saw what He was trying to accomplish, and that exact event will never be repeated in our life. This is where the test of our faithfulness comes in. If we just learn to worship God even during difficult circumstances, He will change them for the better very quickly if He so chooses.
In Psalm 31:12, David wrote, “I am forgotten as though I were dead; I have become like broken pottery.” Though no occasion is given for the writing of this psalm, David’s life difficulties often found voice in his laments—just like this one. The song describes him as being broken down by danger, enemies, and despair. I feel like David, but he concludes the psalm with praise and triumph, giving glory to God and encouraging himself and others to trust in him, Ps. 31:19-24.
Elisha put the widow in a way to pay her debt, and to maintain herself and her family. This was done by miracle, but to show what is the best method to assist those in distress, which is to help them improve their own industry and what little they have. The oil, sent by miracle, continued flowing as long as she had empty vessels to receive it. We are never straitened in God or in the riches of his grace; all our straightness is in ourselves. It is our faith that fails, not his promise. He gives more than we ask: were there more vessels, there is enough in God to fill them; enough for all, enough for each.- 2 King 4
Sometimes, our days will overflow with joyful moments when Christmas rolls around. Sometimes, we’ll face loss, experience hurt, or feel alone. But at all times, God promises to be our light in the darkness, offering us tangible help and everlasting hope.
James 1:27..., "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." Our true religion is equal to the measure in which these things have a place in our hearts and conduct. To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction; and not only to see them, and speak a word of comfort to them, but to communicate to them, and supply their wants, as they may require, and according to the ability God has given: where there is true religion in the heart, there is love to God; and where there is love to God, there is love for one another.
God may cause our circumstances to suddenly fall apart, which may bring the realization of our unfaithfulness to Him for not recognizing that He had ordained the situation. We never saw what He was trying to accomplish, and that exact event will never be repeated in our lives. This is where the test of our faithfulness comes in. If we just learn to worship God even during difficult circumstances, He will quickly change them for the better if He so chooses.
"Father, I am truly sorry for the times my attitude reflects my desires and not yours. It’s not something I can snap out of but something I can choose to change by allowing you to be my influence instead of me being at the forefront of my thoughts. I’m reminded of the Father. Thank you that your love remains constant, "Thank you that you never bear a grudge, despise me, give up on me, or keep a record of wrongs. It’s not about feelings, is it? It’s about facts, the fact that you’ve given me all I need to live your life through me. I pray that by your grace, I will be dead to myself and alive to you throughout this day. I choose to drop the wrong attitude and I choose yours in Jesus name, Amen!"