Hello everyone, so happy to join you for another week. Firstly, I just want to say thank you to everyone for all of the engagement with the blog as of late. You all are the reason I do this and I am so humbled by the response I am getting. I will do my best to keep putting out fresh posts each week! That being said, I have a wonderful story to share with you that happened last week.
As I have shared previously, I’ve been in a difficult spot as of late as many are right now. Keeping the bills paid has turned into a struggle, something I didn’t think i would experience again. This situation has humbled me and made me that much more thankful for the opportunities and provision God provides. Boy, did he really show off his providing skills last week.
I was worried about my rent— my biggest expense (gotta love city life). Thankfully, my property company has been so gracious in working with me on it on a week-to-week basis. However, my well ran dry and I could not make the next payment. I had no more resources. I had done all I can do from a human standpoint. My family kept urging me to pray and trust God. I recalled my earlier post how we should recall past triumphs to face current challenges. This was where the rubber meets the road, it was time to take my own advice. I begrudgingly applied for help with some local charities. Yes, I hate asking for help like the typical man that I am. I did not qualify for anything.
I knew God provides. He has before. He has always been faithful. I still sadly found myself biting my spiritual nails and asking myself, “Okay God, when are you going to show up?” Friday had come, the next installment of my rent payment was due. I still had nada. I was about to throw up my hands and resign myself to packing up my bags. I thought, “Maybe it’s just not meant for me to be here.” God had other plans.
I was urged to reach out to someone I have volunteered with to ask what resources are available. She quickly got back to me and said she would gladly look into it for me. I thanked her and awaited a response. Not even 15 minutes after this, I received an email saying there was $500 sent to me through PayPal. That was exactly the amount of money I needed to cover my expenses! She personally sent that to me. I was speechless. During a time when I have witnessed so much of humanity’s darkness, this woman beamed like a torch with the light of her selfless giving.
Friends, this was a bonafide miracle. It was not an accident or a coincidence. This was God showing up through one of his children to provide for one of his kiddos in need. In the words of Pastor Mark Batterson, “Sometimes God shows up, sometimes God shows off.” He really did show off in this situation.
I am the last person God should help. I have screwed up so bad lately and throughout my life to the point I feel guilty asking God for anything. However, this is when God does his best work. When we are beaten down and feeling worthless, he comes in to flip the script and tell us, “You are precious to me and you are loved more than you could ever know.” Just, wow.
I know many of you are frightened right now. Coronavirus, financial uncertainty, and anxiety over the future is overtaking you. Dear brothers and sisters, God is here. He is still working miracles. He is still Jehovah-Jireh (Genesis 22:14). He is providing, healing, transforming, and restoring today like he always has. Trust him today.
“A God wise enough to create me and the world I live in is wise enough to watch out for me.” ~Philip Yancey
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