Destitute OR “Destined To” In Him?

When we face trials in life, it is very common that we try and resolve them in our flesh.  We might think that we have the answers, or we act on impulse, we act out of fear.  We may try to use our resources to solve the issue, but what happens when we “flesh it out” and we get nowhere?

The dictionary definition for destitute is:

destitute – utterly lacking in means or resources

At first “hearing” of the word, it might register to one as “hopeless” and we’re conditioned in this world that hopeless equals weakness.  Well, the reality is that this is true.  We are hopeless without Him because He IS our hope. We are weak because without Him we can do nothing, and in our weakness HE is made strong.

We fail to realize that until we run the “hamster wheel” of solutions, God is the only one in control, not us.  He can finally be God and show Himself faithful when we move out of the way and quit trying to be “god” in our own lives.

Destitute is therefore the understanding of the believer that says, “God, I can’t do this without You.  I don’t want to and I trust You with my life.”

You are loved, 



About Laurie Popovich, Pops of Life

Hi! So, happy you stopped by. Stick around while I tell you a little bit about me and my journey. I’m a daughter to Spanish parents and a sister, too! That means I love family, hugs, to share my 2 cents, music, dancing, flavorful foods & coffee. I’m a wife, twice to the same man, in a thrice redeemed marriage. I love deeply because I know no other way and it has filled my life with hope. I’m a believer of the impossible. I’m a mom of 5 beautiful and full of life blessings; but was only supposed to have one. You see, I had cancer; given 6 months to live when our first and daughter was 2. They’re a product of the impossible. I’m a homeschool mom who didn’t think she could teach: first, at all then, at different levels, different styles. I teach in what in my mind was the impossible. I’ve walked through many trials; some that have taken my life in many aspects, including literally. I have overcome the impossible. I’m a spiritual sister and friend. I love to share and encourage others in life to live the impossible. I’m a daughter of the King; a powerful Creator and Redeemer of the impossible – me - and I can be impossible  I love to…love people…encourage others…being a student of life and the impossible …laugh at myself… journal my hopes & dreams & pray to make them a reality… journal my fears & seek to turn them into victories…eat chocolate…cook for many & watch them enjoy the food & fellowship…go against the grain because you never know what blessing is there waiting for you…flirt with my husband openly because I’m in love…squeeze our 5 blessings often because I’m grateful & amazed by them…say sorry often because I make mistakes, stress & well, I’m a mess at times…I run to clear my head…and…I run to God because He’s my source of strength, hope, and love. I’m not where I was and I’m not where I’m yet going to be; I’m under construction deeply desiring to enjoy the journey. I know you have a unique and exciting one too, and I can’t wait to learn and enjoy the journey with you! Grateful, Laurie
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2 Responses to Destitute OR “Destined To” In Him?

  1. Joseph Pinto says:

    So very true! 🙂

  2. Laurie, thank you for that post.

    I think we are all guilty of trying to out run our own pain on a treadmill and eventually we ask for help. The more experience I have as a practicing Christian, the more promptly I ask for help and the less pain I have to endure before I get to that point. this leaves me excited for the future as my faith continues to grow. If that makes any sense?

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