Saturday, May 7, 2011

I am God

Last Sunday we had an awesome lesson on "doing good" (Galations 6:9-10).  I walked away feeling refreshed by the Holy Spirit. Before I got to my car someone handed me an envelope with cash and a post-it. The post-it read: "Be still and know I am God" (with a smiley face). The amount of money was substantial and I was overwhelmed with the feeling that another believer was "doing good" for us out of obedience to His Word.

Monday, Troy had a job interview.  It went really well.  He felt like he was going to get it.  They would call on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, we got a letter in the mail from the unemployment office.  We have not received benefits from them for the entire month of April and in actuality he had only been paid $20 from Lowe's in April.  So our total income for the month of April was $86 (only because I worked a couple of days at the church).  In all of that every single bill was paid on time.  We received the right amount of money from others (without asking) to pay for ALL of our bills.  That is a substantial amount let me just tell you!

Also on Tuesday, I had to go to the ER, but first went to Urgent Care.  I am fine but the total cost between the two places was the amount that was in the envelope on Sunday.

On Wednesday, Troy talked to the place he interviewed at and they said wait til Friday.

We have been receiving medical benefits for the kids (more of a safety net) while Troy has been unemployed.  (Most of our debt is due to medical bills that occurred when he was unemployed before.) We also have been receiving food stamps.  Not something that we are proud of but a necessity (especially when your mortgage is 85% of your income). On Thursday we received a letter that they were no longer going to allow us these benefits.  Why you say? Well there is no good reason...
Friday has come and gone. We still don't know about the job.  My children do not have insurance.  I really don't know how we will pay for food.  But what I do know is that I was told on Sunday to "Be still and know that I am God".  This was no coincidence.  That post-it is on my refrigerator door right now.  All week whenever I have had a conversation or the phone has rang or I have felt overwhelmed with it all, I hear the words; "Be still and know I am God". 

I wonderful lesson for me this week.  The lesson is still not over.  Who knows when it will be.  But what I do know is that He is God-Redeemer, Maker, Healer, Provider, King of kings, Lord of lords, Hosanna, Messiah, Alpha and Omega.  Without Him there would be no hope.


Sterling said...

No words... you said it all. Love you, friend!

Ellen said...

Amen! He is the Author and Finisher of our faith! He tells us that if we "walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly", that "bread shall be given him; his waters [shall be] sure." (Isaiah 33:14/15) He is our Provider in ALL things!