Proverbs 15:16 “Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.”

This is one of those lessons that is hard to have to learn but you’ll never forget it once you’ve gone through it. There was a time after my first marriage ended that I spent four months sleeping on the floor of my office. I would work my regular 9-to-5 job, then change clothes, and wait tables at the hotel across the street, come back to my office, and go to sleep. The next morning I’d get up and repeat it all over again. It was humbling. I’d ride the bike with no seat that someone gave me an hour and a half to church and back each Sunday. I had exactly a week’s worth of clothes so each Saturday I’d ride 45 minutes to the nearest laundromat and do my wash. It was tiring.

But each night I would study God’s Word. Every spare moment I would draw close to God. He was always there for me, always comforting me, always close. It was a rich experience. Each morning I would trust Him anew for my daily bread. Each night I would pour my heart out to Him. He never let me down, never abandoned me, never failed me. It was so intimate. I learned in those months that all I really needed in this life was God. With Him, all things are possible.

Oh the sweet peace that comes from utter dependence.