A Season of “Little”

Written By: Jill Nelson
Our bank account is low… again. I’m sure a lot of you can relate to that. As a wife and mom who follows Jesus, I have been challenged to have great faith! And I’m sure a lot of you have been challenged by this before as well. As the seasons change, and leaves begin to change colors (and people are raking their yard!) I see it as the season of “little”. Little amounts of money to work with, little moments of feeling hopeless, little lessons of learning how to trust and rely on God. All of this naturally allows me to walk through a season of trials.

Right now, God is showing me that even our trials are little, though we tend to not see them as such. As I take inventory on what I do have, I realize again that God has provided all my needs in this season of “little”.

So I mentioned our bank account earlier. For the past year, we have been making a quarter to a third of what we have made each year over the past six to seven years. However, in this season we have not missed one bill or gone without the necessities! Have we needed to redefine “necessities” over time? Absolutely. But time and again, I continue to learn that God reveals Himself in His own way…and in His own time.

Photo by: Abbie French

I have been so very thankful and always amazed when an unexpected blessing shows up. There have been better bargains than were advertised for kids clothes at the register, or there was the time someone handed us free, all-access admission tickets to the apple orchard while we stood starring at the price board.

Maybe it’s not so much having great faith that God is going to show up now, but having faith that God is just going to show up…

I really like what 2 Corinthians 4:17(NLT) says: “For our present troubles are small (or little!) and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!”

Today, be encouraged that no matter what “little” season you are facing, God always “does”…always.