(Proverbs 15:16 KJV) Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
As I approach retirement this strikes a bell. One of the accepted truths is that you have less income when you retire than when you are working. I expect that will be true in my case. We are running the numbers and I can see I will not be buying a new Lexus soon. That doesn’t mean much to me because I would not have bought one anyway. I am acutely aware that I will be doing better than many people who have worked all their lives. I didn’t plan it that way but the paths I feel the Lord led me down put me here with a teacher’s retirement instead of the social security that my dad had.
My father was self employed and not a great businessman. He was a model of integrity and never lacked for work. His example raised four sons of integrity. He never had a lot but he had enough. My mother lived on social security and was able to keep her head above water. With that example I know that life can be good regardless of the income.
So? God will provide. It may not be the way I would have planned it. It will be enough to live a blessed life. Thanksgiving in April is always a good thing.