Ruby didn’t know where to turn. She had nowhere to live, and no real prospects for her and her daughter. She did the only thing she could think to do.

“So I, literally, called Buckner Family Pathways and I was on top of Sindy every single day until I got in. Every single day.”

Sometimes, it feels like life limits our options. We find ourselves in a difficult spot and it feels like Ruby did – left with only a desperate phone call and a prayer.

Fortunately for us, that’s enough. Time and again, the Bible reminds us that God listens to our prayers. He loves us and is active in our lives. He may not always give us the answer we want, but he does answer.

1 John 5:14 says, "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us."

Ruby and her daughter now are thriving in the Family Pathways program. With a new address came a new sense of calm. Ruby could focus on making herself a better person and caring for her family. She just finished at Midland College and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

As Ruby accomplishes her academic goals, she prays it sets the example for her daughter.

“If I'm going for a master's, then I want her to have something, but I want her to have her doctorate,” Ruby said. “I want her to be bigger. I don't want her just to stop there. I want her to keep moving on. I feel like it's really important that you learn something new every day.”

This week, let’s approach God with the confidence mentioned in 1 John. Take heart, God is listening to you.

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