What Do You Have?
In 2 Kings 4 you can find an interesting story of a widow with two boys. She was scrapping to get by and the creditors were coming after her to take her children away because of the debt. She takes her problem to the man of God, Elisha. Elisha asks her, "what do you have in your house?" And then she gives an interesting answer. She says "nothing at all, except this little jar of oil."
She was overwhelmed, challenged by life circumstances and dealing with the responsibility for her kids. You may feel like this today. You want help. You're tired of answering questions and people wanting things from you and you are looking for real answers for yourself.
The trouble with each one of us is the same as the woman in the house. She was unaware of what she had. The way we get through the pain of what we lost is to look at what we have. We need to take inventory of all that we have and put it in the hands of the Lord. What you have combined with who God is...well thats ALL you need. What's in your house?
Stop talking about what has been stolen from you and what is overwhelming you. Stop looking at what you have as "nothing at all". Don't even say that again! Look for God. Trust His way. The woman took care of her need by filling the jars of others. Focus on making someones day before this day is over. Be a blessing. Start pouring the oil out and God will meet every need that you have. So really, what's in your house?