Father God, everything the world provides can be taken away with the waive of a pen, but your provision is certain. It might not be in tangibles. It might not be as I would wish. But, you, O God, are sovereign in all and I desire to depend only upon your grace and goodness. I will rest in the hands of the Almighty. I exalt you in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.” (1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 ESV)