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Stepping Out in Faith

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.”– Matthew 6:31-32



I found this story and decided to share it with you. I hope it encourages you.


Deidre and her husband, James, had spent months praying to show them how to be disciples of Jesus. As time went on, it became clear that God was calling the couple to welcome in foster children.


They were both nervous. They already had two children of their own and they worried about changing their family dynamic. Although they had some money, they were still paying off school loans and they wondered how they would provide for additional children.


But neither could shake the conviction that God wanted them to become foster parents. Not long after they were approved, Deidre received a call from a caseworker.


She had three children that needed to be placed in a home immediately. Their previous living conditions had been so terrible that the kids weren’t able to bring anything. They only had the clothes on their backs.


So, Deidre and James put out a call to their community. They wanted a few hand-me down outfits and extra bedding. But they were overwhelmed with what happened next.


Their town rallied around the foster kids—donating furniture, clothes, gift cards, toys, and more. They received so much that they weren’t able to take it all in.


When James came home from work and saw the supplies, he laughed, “Where God led us, He has provided.”


A good friend of mine used to say his will, his bill. Know today you can trust God to provide everything you need I don’t care what it looks like right now. Keep trusting.


God, when You call me to step out in faith, help me to trust You. I know You can provide for all of my needs. You know exactly what I need before I even ask! Thank You for what you’re about to do for me and my family. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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