Five Minute Friday: Provide

I don’t know how it could be Friday already and the middle of March.

Thankful for warmer temperatures, the promise of Spring and the hope of Easter.

Linking up with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday community.

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God doesn’t always provide in the way we think He will.

We pray for healing sometimes and He doesn’t heal.

We pray for protection sometimes and we aren’t protected.

We pray for wisdom and direction and still feel lost.

It’s hard to pray for God’s provision when you don’t understand His ways.

And, yet, our beliefs are shaped by our experiences.

Somehow, we have to make sense of what we experience through the grid of what we believe.

Believing in a loving, all-powerful God becomes more difficult when He doesn’t provide in the way that we ask.  How can He be loving?  How can He be all-powerful?  How can He be those things and still deny my requests?  This is what we wrestle with.

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P.S.  I surprised myself when I counted up 55 book reviews that I wrote in 2017.  One book emerged as my favorite.  Read about it here.

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12 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Provide

  1. Cornelia Seigneur

    Such a good reminder! Oh so true! And, one thing I try to remember is God is answering our prayer, just in a different way than we prayed. He is always good and He always provides, though sometimes in a way we were not expecting. . . Thanks for this angle to the prompt!

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  2. Michelle Henrichs

    The reality that God doesn’t provide what we want (and sometimes even what we need). I’m preaching this week on the tension between a God who is loving and powerful – but yet evil still exists. Thanks for sharing. I’m at #23 this week.

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  3. Sabrina

    You are so right, life has so many unanswered questions and so many times we feel alone. But, we are always provided with love, love of those around us and love that we provide. One of the secrets to adulthood is realizing answers aren’t always there but we still put one foot in front of the other.

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