“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” ~ James 1:17, NKJV
Exhaustion pummeled my body. All I wanted was for everything to be done – fixed, completed, taken care of – and off my shoulders! Yes, the very shoulders that were not created to carry the weight I insisted on bearing.
Time was running out to replace the vehicle that had been totaled three weeks earlier. Business had to be taken care of, but all I wanted to do was rest. Dread filled my heart.
The warm water of the shower washed over me soaking me in refreshment. I lifted my voice and began to sing, “Cause me to come to Thy river, O Lord. Cause me come. Cause me to drink. Cause me to live.” I felt God’s cleansing touch – the mist of His grace creating a clean heart, a right spirit within me.
“Nan,why are you dreading this? You should be expecting good things from Me. Am I not your God? Are you not My child? I am the Father who delights in giving good gifts to my children. Now, expect Me to work!”
The silent voice was clear. The silent voice was firm. And the silent voice was right.
“Forgive me Lord. I believe. Help me with my unbelief. Somehow I know You will take this impossible situation and put the pieces together for us.”
David and I spent the afternoon test-driving car after car. None produced the aha moment we were looking for. Actually, the car we drove two days earlier was the one that fulfilled that requirement, but it was priced $1300 more than we had. We have been unemployed for a year now. Our savings are gone and every penny counts. We told the salesman that we could not give them what we didn’t have, and we were not going into debt to replace our paid-for car. We also told them that if God wanted us to have this car then, against all odds, it would still be sitting there in a few days and they would come down to our price, even though, by all standards, it was a VERY low number.
Did I mention that our God is GREAT??
We arrived home mustering all the “expectation” we could and, guess what? The phone rang. It was our car salesman. Can you guess? Yes! The manager agreed to come down to our price!! Not only were we able to pay for it in full, but we are now driving a better vehicle than the one that was totaled! Crazy, isn’t it?
Our God is able. He is waiting to open the windows of heaven to pour out blessings greater than we can contain. Oh, if only we would believe!
Dear friend, the Lord our God is for you. He will never forsake you. He delights in giving good gifts to His children. Won’t you trust Him today? Won’t you dare to believe that He is just waiting for you to expect your miracle? Put your hand in His. He will never let you down.
You are an amazing God! Thank You for Your faithfulness, for Your patience as we learn to trust You with a whole heart. And thank You for our car. We love it. Lord, I ask that You encourage my friends with the same hope and expectation that You filled me with. Pour out Your favor on them Lord. Lead them and guide them. Go before them and make a way where there seems to be no way. Thank You Lord. We love you.
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I love it! I love it! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whooooo hoooo and Hallelujah! Thank You, Father, for Your never ending faithfulness to us through the love of Your Son, Yeshua!!!!
Hugs and a Huge Muuwah to both of you!! 🙂
I think the Holy Spirit led me to your post today. I'm going through exactly the same situation, except it's not a car but a house. I'll send you an email with the details but in a nutshell, we have sold our apartment at a very good price, because we need to move asap, but we still need a difference of at least 20,000 dollars to get a house near my mum (we need help with toddler + possibly baby sister/brother coming soon), in a secure neighborhood. My in-laws have agreed to pay for moving expenses, that is commissions to real estate agents + legal fees, but not an extra cent. My husband and I couldn't ask for a loan even if we wanted to, coz our employment is outside what is legally required and our income is too low.
We found a beautiful house at a price we could afford in a great neighborhood, but it turned out its papers are a mess, too many legal issues to sort out…
And I'm so depressed I want to die. I feel I've run out of faith and trust and strength.
I really hope 2012 will be a better year than 2011. I ceased coming to your page because the last few months in the year were so stormy and confusing. Please pray for me.
Mid, Thanks for the Muuwah!! Right back atcha lol! Love you. Thanks for celebrating with us.
Carina, it is so good to hear from you. I think of you often and have prayed for you several times over the past few months. Congrats on your pregnancy. I will be praying about your housing situation. God is able, but it requires trust – gut-wrenching trust. I have learned that when you think He is doing nothing, that is when He is doing the most – it's all behind the scenes. Be encouraged. If God be for you, then who can be against you. He knows your name.