This morning while I was on my way to work I started thinking about all the times God has just truly blessed our family. I’m a worrier (I know my husband is rolling his eyes right now.. I’m the WORST!) and I have failed to trust God so many times when it comes to my life. If I trusted Him, why would I worry so much about what’s going to happen? I think this is probably my biggest struggle… WORRY.
This past Sunday I was reminded of a time where God provided for our family in a time of worry. Back then, from reading my blog post again, it seems like I had so much more faith that He would provide than I do now. Something I definitely need to work on! Back then, I was pregnant with Kate and we were saving up money to purchase the furniture and decorations for her nursery. We had picked everything out, it was going to be PERFECT, and we had just the right amount of money saved up to make the purchase.
Wouldn’t you know it? Life happened. Our car had some issues that could not wait to be fixed. It had to be done right then. And you’ll never guess how much money that was going to cost. SURPRISE! What we had saved for her nursery is what we needed for the car. If I can remember correctly, I think we ended up using all but maybe $10.00 of our nursery savings.
We were sad and we were stressed, but we were also thankful that we had the money we needed to fix the car. God had blessed us, and He saw we would need that money to fix the car and He made sure we had it. But now what were we supposed to do about Kate’s nursery?
Not long after that, we received a notice that someone had gifted us some money. To this day, we have no idea who that person(s) is. The amount they gave to us was the amount we needed for Kate’s nursery. I still get chills when I think about it! God.. He always provides. He restores. We were so trusting that He would, and He did. We still think about that special gift, and we are reminded every single day when we walk into Kate’s room and see her beautiful furniture and decorations. What a blessing that was to us. What a blessing that was to a little girl who wasn’t even born yet.. a little girl who absolutely loves her bedroom.
I’m so happy He reminded me of that. His timing is always perfect. Right now, I feel like I worry about things more than normal. Our current situation isn’t our “usual” situation and things are a little hard… and stressful. Every day, multiple times per day, I catch myself praying to God asking him to “please help me right now” or “please help me with this today, I just can’t do it by myself”. I think this is just His way of letting me know He’s listening, and He’s reminding me that He provides, and He restores, and He’s got me.