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August 24, 2021: You Can Depend on Him

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable then they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matt. 6:26–27, NIV).

This is my favorite Bible verse, as it became my mantra in 2017. My husband moved from Iowa to Columbus, Ohio, to take a job at Amazon. One month after he started, he had a stroke while he was at work. The stroke changed every part of our lives. I became the breadwinner. He became dependent on me for basically everything. As my carnal nature is to worry all the time, this verse gave me great comfort, and I felt that God was helping me realize my need to depend on Him always.

God was ever-present during that time, and we were abundantly blessed. Money would literally show up when we least expected it. We never lacked food, clothing or housing. We were also able to afford our daughter’s tuition at Worthington Adventist Academy.

Try God, trust God and see if He will show up when you need Him most.

God, thank You for providing for my every need. Amen.

Linda Davis is the first- and second-grade teacher at Worthington Adventist Academy in Ohio.