Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Confession #53 - A Real Test of Faith (Part III) Test PASSED!

The mail… it can hold all your hopes and dreams.  It can be a source of despair and doom.  The contents of one single envelope can single-handedly change the course of one’s life.  It can even hold a miracle.

For a few weeks now I have been trusting God for a miracle.  In my blog posts, “A Real Test of Faith Part I and Part II” I wrote about how I've been trusting God for a miracle concerning a threat of being priced right out of my mortgage.  I wrote how I've decided to just leave it in God’s hands and vowed not to worry about it.  I reckoned what will be, will be.  And I did just that.

For the last few weeks I've given it little thought.  I gave it to God completely through prayer and trusted that God would work it for my good.   Worry no longer entered the equation because the peace of God reigned in my heart as I hung my faith on Him.

But you know, I think God works in really funny ways.  I think He sometimes chooses to shine His glory when I’m feeling my darkest.   I’ll explain.  These last few weeks have been quite busy for me, not to mention quite stressful.  I’ve been planning and executing an Awards Gala and I’ve run myself so ragged that I’ve caught a cold in the process.   Yesterday was a particularly depressing, dark, and stressful day, one that brought me to tears; that is until God showed up. 

After having been at work most of the day, followed by a meeting, I got home last night about 6:15.  My body was extremely achy my nose all stuffed up and I was anxious with anticipation of what might hit me when I walked through the door.  Instead my husband told me that there’s news.  With my eyes I asked, “Good news or bad news?”  “Take a look”, he said and handed me an envelope from our mortgage company.

While unfolding the letter a thousand thoughts ran through my mind.  But God delivered, because there it was in black and white nothing less than a MIRACLE!  Instead of my interest rate increasing, as their previously letter threatened, the rate decreased lowering my payment by almost $100 a month.  That may not seem like much, but to us that is fantastic!  And it really is a miracle.  God answered my prayer because I leaned on Him and I trusted His provision.

One of the names of God is Jehovah Jireh, The Lord our provider.  He truly does provide all our needs and many times our wants.  I’m so thankful to God for fulfilling His promises to me and granting me His protection and provision.

Once again ladies, I implore you to trust God.  I’ll say it again, TRUST GOD!  He will save you, protect you, deliver you and provide for you if you are willing to completely, and utterly rest your faith in Him.  That's not just lip service because I know firsthand that He does what He says He will do.  He’s a true, honest, and loving God!

Dear Heavenly Father, Lord thank you for once again coming to my rescue with a miracle and keeping us from being priced out of our mortgage.  I thank you God for all you amazing provisions and I vow to continue trusting you with all my needs.  And for my sisters-in- Christ who are sitting back waiting and trusting you for a miracle of their own, please deliver it soon, precious Father.   In Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN
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