Many years ago a husband and father died, leaving his wife the burden of raising their six children. How could she face the challenge of financial as well as parenting responsibilities?
Placing her dilemma in God’s hands, she carried on, not only parenting their children but adopting twelve others along the way and raising them all to be decent people and good citizens. Someone asked her one day how she managed to keep it all together. She always always appeared so relaxed in spite of her busy life, surviving on a “bare necessities” budget.
“Oh, I’m in a partnership,” she told the questioner. “That keeps me going.”
“Oh, really? What kind of partnership and with who?”
“After my husband died I told the Lord that I’d do the work and He could do the worrying. I haven’t had a worry since.”
Do you have a partnership like that?
I’ve retold this story from one I read in an Our Daily Bread devotional booklet from the ’70s.