• Tonie Roberts

Social Security Denied



Like some of you, I'm not fond of having my teeth and gums cleaned. Nevertheless, when it's time for a visit, I usually grin, bare it, and keep my appointment.

I knew my hygienist well and she knew me. But in the back of my mind, it occurred to me that as we got to know each other, we spent more time talking and less time cleaning.

When I learned that my oral hygienist had left the office permanently, I was even less excited about my upcoming appointment . Getting to know someone new after working with the same hygienist for years prompted me to cancel my appointment, not once , but twice.

When I finally kept the third appointment, I found my new hygienist to be pleasant, knowledgeable, and extraordinarily thorough. It dawned on me that although I was comfortable with the hygienist I'd known for years, my health takes precedence over my social - security. Moving on was necessary, though, at first thought, uninviting.

As we move in to the New Year, our Heavenly Father will continue to do new things. As humans, we will sometimes try to cling to people and things that we're comfortable with.

But hear the Lord say, " I'M doing a new thing". Because His thoughts and ways are higher than yours, you won't necessarily like the adjustments that are coming (Isaiah 55:9). But there's a certainty that you can rest upon. God is working everything together for good to those who love Him, to those who are called, according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

Trust Him more than ever this year, knowing that He won't withhold what's best for you. He wants you to be spiritually, physically, and financially healthy. This is more important to Him than your social - security!

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