That's how I feel this morning. We're begging God for a miracle for our financial crisis, and God keeps answering us one widdle step at a time. This morning's payroll deposit was considerably more than we expected, but only just enough to pay the rent, that's a week past due. We still have other things that are past due and in danger of being turned off, but God will meet those needs in His time. I'm certain of it. He's simply drawing us closer to Him, and doing it bit by bit. Thank You, Lord, that Your mercies are new every morning! We adore You, Father!
Have you ever had these times? Times when it seems like God has forsaken you, like He's left you to your own demise? I know I have, but now, in this current situation, I have the peace of knowing that He's done this before. He's brought us to the brink of desperation, to the point that there's no way to turn but to Him, and taken care of everything. The sacrifices we make as a single-income family are tough. Seasons like this one have me scrambling, searching for a job working nights to help make ends meet. But, where would the FAITH be in that? God has asked me to stay home, to take care of my family, and that's what I need to do. My children have the confidence of knowing that they will wake up, and I'll be here to feed them, and care for them. My husband has the confidence of knowing that when he wakes up, I'll not only be here to care for him, but will be here with the children so that he isn't late for work. God is simply using yet another financial crisis to draw us even closer to Him... and it's working. We've started praying together again at night. We used to read our Bibles and pray together before going to sleep every night, but then we fell out of the pattern. We are reading separately now because we're reading different One Year plans this year, but we're joining hands and crying out to our LORD together each night. And God's hearing our cries.
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
2 But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.