Friday, August 8, 2014


“I believe. Help my unbelief” Mark 9:24 (RSV).

Money is tight this month. The rain gutter is in need of repair after the last severe storm. My tire keeps going flat. I had to be rescued twice from the church parking lot. My income arrives once a month. It’s entered into my checkbook, and then the monthly bills gobble it up. Will my funds make it through the month, or will there be month left over at the end of the money?
Doubt challenges my reasoning, dulls my enthusiasm, wipes out my hope and worst of all, steals the most vital ingredient to survival—faith.  Fear and faith cannot live together.
The words in the above verse were spoken by a man with a demoniac son. The father felt his son’s condition was hopeless. After all, the disciples couldn’t drive out the demon. Jesus’ response was, “O faithless generation. . . ” (See Mark 9:17-27).
No way do I want to be a member of the “faithless generation.” I believe the Lord is my provider, and I will make it through this month. Jesus often asked people if they believed He could perform miracles. I need to say “Yes” to God and actively believe–always. My situation today is the arena for a miracle. This should be exciting!
Dear Lord, thank you for providing for me in all areas of my life. I confess that money causes me the greatest anxiety. You have always provided what I need when I needed it. I believe. Help my unbelief. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen
©2014 Lois Gosley

1 comment:

Evelyn R. said...

Lois, you are in the same situation that my mother and two sisters live every month. Mother did well and even tithed all of her money. My two sisters just make it month to month. God has blessed me abundantly. He has made up for all the times we lived from hand to mouth. Somehow, we kept the faith. God is blessing you in your faith. God bless you all the more. E.Bonnie