A young woman was abandoned by her husband.  In the process he generously left her several things: the children, the cat, the bills, and the house with a big mortgage.

The wife didn’t know what to do!  Never in her life had she imagined this could happen.  Her breathing became quick and her body was gripped with fear.  Her face took on a sorrowful look.  Her frame was bent over with grief.

“What shall I do?” she moaned at night, and moaned it again during the day.

“We’ll help you.” her parents said.

“I’ll help you.” her brother said.

And on and on it went as friends and family and even some strangers heard of her distress.  She prayed her way through despair and grew closer to God than ever before.

“I see the Lord’s hand now,” she said after time had passed and she began to feel better.  “God worked through these people to give me a hope.  He taught me to trust Him when I was alone, and He provided everything I needed.”

“That’s right,” a friend said upon hearing her praise.  “When you were a child, it was God who provided for you—it wasn’t your parents.  When you became a wife and mother, it was God who provided for you—it wasn’t your husband.  And when you suddenly became single again, it was God who provided for you again—not friends and family, and not you yourself.”

“Don’t worry about food—what to eat and drink.  Don’t worry whether God will provide it for you.  These things dominate the thoughts of most people, but your Father already knows your needs.  He will give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.” (Luke 12:29-32 NLT)