Last year, things were a mess.

We had to shut down our office for an entire month. Then, my husband had an operation that left me at home caring for him full time for two months. Immediately following this, my state (Kerala, in southwest India), was hit with the worst flood in a century. All business in Kerala stopped. And since one of my biggest clients serves the tourism industry, a large portion of my income disappeared.

I was overwhelmed by panic. I didn’t know how to go on. How would I pay my bills or hospital expenses? We resorted to borrowing money from my parents and in-laws, which was humbling. I never imagined I’d ever have to borrow money from my parents when I was almost 40!

I felt like I’d hit rock bottom.

Fortunately, God’s Word has a way of opening our eyes to see His goodness, especially when we’re at rock bottom. Time after time, God’s Word reminded me that God is my defender and that He never stops working. Through the trial, I learned to depend on Him moment by moment, taking one day at a time.

I began to trust everything was happening for a reason. Instead of being discouraged and afraid, I began to embrace what He was doing and trust Him to provide. Things started to change. My business grew and new projects came in every month. Trusting God and feeling the freedom to be present made all the difference. Instead of worrying about the future, I can look to Him and believe He always has a plan and a way to provide.



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Melissa Fuller

Melissa Fuller

Melissa Fuller serves as the Content Director for Love God Greatly, an international women’s ministry aimed at equipping women around the world with Bible study resources. She loves God’s Word and is committed to helping women fall in love with Scripture (and it’s author!). She has a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and served as the general editor of the NET Love God Greatly Bible and the managing editor of the CSB She Reads Truth Bible and the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA, loves running and hiking and is currently pursuing her goal of visiting all the National Parks in the US!

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