Lessons Learned from My Sickness Part 7: God’s Wallet – The Sufficiency of God’s Provision
By pastor Ronny luces
Honestly, a few questions kept bouncing in my mind during my long days of hospital confinement.
- How long will I be made to stay here?
- What additional procedures, laboratory tests, medications will be prescribed for me?
- What will they cost?
- Do we have the means and resources to pay the accumulating bills?
- What about the next stage of procuring my targeted therapy?
I have asked these questions because one of life’s realities confronting people now is the high cost of health and medical services. To get sick is very, very expensive.
In presenting these concerns with Mam Martha, she confidently declared that it’s not something for us to worry about.
She’s holding on to God’s promise and powerful declaration, “My grace is sufficient for you.”
To put our mind at ease, and our faith in action, we earnestly prayed about it and designate an empty wallet as “God’s Wallet“.
There, the Lord showed us his amazing acts and miraculous power.
There that love gifts, contributions, envelopes, cheques, remittances from individuals, families, couples, groups, churches, organizations, institutions, alumni batches, friends, and acquaintances that keep on coming were put into by Mam Martha.
These resources, which keep on pouring with words of encouragement, prayers of intercessions, and generous acts of mercy, were so overwhelming!
Our “God’s wallet” has never been empty ever since. Indeed, God’s grace is sufficient for our needs!
Posted on FB: 4 March 2015 – 2:06 PM
About the Author
Rev. Ronny Luces was the Minister for Administration and Community Service of the Jaro Evangelical Church (JEC), Iloilo City, Philipines. He and his wife, Martha have been with JEC’s ministry since 1994.
Pastor Ronny graduated from Central Philippine University College of Theology in 1985 and was pastor of several Baptist churches.
In January 2015, after tests and two long hospital confinements, Pastor Ronny got the word he had lung cancer. He underwent chemotherapy.
Praying for healing and going through all the medical processes, Pastor Ronny wrote his reflections “Lessons Learned from My Sickness”. In July 2015, he passed away.
May Pastor Ronny’s series of reflections and meditations strengthen your hope and faith as you go through your own life’s battles.
PHOTO CREDIT: Hamnoy – Lofoten, Norway by Karl Hipolito. Used with permission.