In Matthew 7, Jesus asks a question:  If you, as bad as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children; how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him?   Clearly, God wants to meet our needs and to give us good gifts.  But for many of us, the temptation is to try to meet our own needs first.  We often think we should do it on our own, and neglect to ask God for help.  Instead we wait until we are at the end of our rope and then turn to Him in desperation.

That was true for Steven Brody.  He worked hard to provide for his growing family, but it was tough.  He often wondered why miraculous provision happened for other people.  Then God graciously allowed him to walk through one life experience after another, where he couldn’t provide what his family needed.

“I remember getting on my knees at one point and just saying, God I can’t do this. I have nowhere else to turn.  I surrender.  I cannot do this myself, Lord.  I need you. Please help us.” – Steven Brody

From providing a free van for his family, to protecting his family during a property dispute, Steven found that when he turned to Him, God was faithful.  As he learned to turn to God first, he began to see the miraculous provision he had witnessed in others’ lives.  Those desperate places of need became fertile ground for teaching him a most valuable life lesson – that God is faithful.   Instead of relying on his own strength, he learned to live at his wit’s end, always looking to God first.

Hear Steven’s inspiring story in Chapter 41 of Epic.

Living at Your Wit’s End - Steven Brody

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