We've been given a very nice place to stay while we wait for this trial to play out.
I'm not sure how much this whole thing costs and no one has asked for a penny but I haven't asked either. The credit card keeps working each time I put it in the slot of the big black box. I heard Chris say once not too long ago, "As long as there are checks in the checkbook we can keep writing checks." I counted twenty in the checkbook this morning so that should do us for a while!
All sarcasm and joking aside, God, Jehovah Jireh, our Provider, makes a way. We will wait now. In our waiting, we will trust Him and draw on the storehouse of His Word and Provision.
He says, “If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God!”
(James 1:12 TPT)
Faith is demonstrated through our consistent obedience. I learned a valuable life lesson long ago that it was important to fund and maintain an emergency fund. It would be a rainy day storehouse that would be helpful when the rains come. Our rainy day is here. God has made a way for us before this season of trial by showing us how to save and manage His provisions for the rainy day. If I could emphasize one important truth from this trial it would be this (young, cherished ones): God expects us to work, and work diligently, spend wisely, and save for the rainy day. As we sow into His Kingdom, we also should sow and invest in a provision for the rainy day. This is not a popular topic in a generation of buy, spend, and "do more now" but those practices are not the Kingdom way.
Listen to my words: my rainy day is here. He is here with me. His Word I have banked in my heart. It is spiritual food and strength for this trial. His financial provision is in the bank to pay the hospital and doctor bills when they arrive. And they will arrive. I'm receiving excellent care and I will generously and gratefully compensate those who are working hard to preserve my life.
God's economy is just and fair and merciful just like he is just and fair and merciful. His way is best. I will honor him by honoring those He sends to help me. I'm grateful, Lord, for those who are on my side, helping You heal and preserve me.
Blessings and praise for this day. Trusting and waiting. All is well.
-Susan (of the Wildflowers)🦋