My husband has a part-time, on-call position. We don’t usually know if he’ll be working from one day to the next. For the last ten months, we’ve been trying and trying to find steady work (for either of us), but it’s a tough market out there. Sometimes, I stress out. How will we make it?
I plan ahead a lot. I try to prepare well in advance for birthdays, holidays, etc. I try to prepare well in advance for my girls’ next growth spurt. I try to be creative so we can have a nice home and good things without breaking the bank.
But innovation and creativity have their limits. Sometimes, the extras can’t be justified and it really just boils down to praying for provision.
This week, I’ve asked Jesus for a few items. Like coffee sacks for a costume I need to make. Fabric. Felt. Specific types and sizes of clothing. A specific style of night table so I can make the girls a play kitchen for Christmas (yes, I think that far ahead!). A specific style of desk for the girls’ room. More work hours for Dave.
You know what we were blessed with? Every single one of those things. Every single one.
God has given us many things over the last number of months in response to prayer. Some of those things were necessities. Some of those things were extras. Regardless, the list is endless. I could probably write an entire book about it.
It reminds me of a hymn: “All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me.”
So if you, too, are in a stretching season, be encouraged. Our God IS faithful!Isaiah 45:3 – I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.