Monday, May 20, 2013

Excerpt Soul Cries Devotional: Praying for Resources for Families in Need



This excerpt from Soul Cries devotional is written for families with struggling kids, but can be applied to any situation where resources are needed.  I am praying this for you today...


Soul Cries devotional, copyright 2012 Regan

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Deuteronomy 8:4 (Amplified Bible)

Your clothing did not become old upon you nor did your feet swell these forty years.

When you are raising a child with special needs, you are likely to feel the pressure of resources and provision, wondering if there will be enough. Will there be enough finances, energy, patience, assistance, or wisdom? I like this verse from Deuteronomy. Moses is reminding the Israelites about God’s provision in the desert. There were times when God provided resources “out of thin air,” such as manna, water, and meat. God also provided for their needs by supernaturally extending the life of their resources. Throughout forty years, their clothing never became old, never wore out, or needed to be replaced. Their bodies didn’t show the expected wear and tear of walking miles and miles through the desert. The expected blisters and swelling never materialized. God extended their resources to meet their needs.

I pray for your household right now, reader. I pray that the God of the desert journey will not only provide new things that you need on your journey, but will supernaturally extend the life of what you already have. I pray that your current resources won’t need to be replaced and won’t show the expected wear and tear. May God cover you with His provision in ways that you can’t explain in the natural!

1. I invite you to watch for ways in which God meets your needs by extending resources in unexplained and unexpected ways.

2. I pray that this provision from God will be a witness to you and your children about God’s heart and His supernatural ways. I encourage you to journal about this part of your journey with God.