For the last couple of years I've been asking God, what are you trying to teach me? Please tell me so that I can learn it and move on to something easier! (Don't judge, we've all said it.)
This statement is it! He's been trying to tell me that everything I need, and I mean EVERYTHING, is found in Him and comes through Him. Every Christian says that they believe this but I found, in my own life, that God was not the person that I ran to first.
I would judge the situation based on past experience, the advice of a friend or someone that I knew had been where I was, the suggestions of a family member or a Pastor, or even "the experts" online. Then I would run it by the Lord giving Him a multiple-choice answer to pick from. It's no wonder that it took me so long to learn what God was trying to do. First, I had to learn to hear His voice.
To expedite this lesson, God put situations in my life that could only be solved by Him to force me to run to HIM, sit with HIM, listen to HIM, and TRUST HIM!
Some of the advice was unconventional, uncomfortable, and put me in a terribly vulnerable position that was downright terrifying, but He always came through in miraculous ways when I obeyed what He said.
God has a way of caring for us personally, in this time, in this specific situation, and in this place. His care is impeccable and His provision is perfect. We can trust Him, even if no one else agrees with what He said.
Today, I'm thankful that God's mercy is not generic!