As I write this blog this morning, I am completely humbled and overwhelmed by God's great love for our family. He has been providing for our needs above and beyond our expectations, and it is immensely comforting. Here's one example:
The week before things started becoming rocky, my car became unsafe to drive. We had the problem diagnosed but it was more expensive to fix than we could afford at that time. So, we just parked it and decided we would deal with it when we could. Needless to say, our financial situation became only more complicated a month later, but we really didn't want to use a friend's car to drive all of the way to Dallas and back. I began praying about it and felt like I should start calling local auto repair shops to barter a website package. The first shop we called in the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce auto listing page had just picked up our business card at Computer Works the day before. He took us up on the barter, and we picked up our repaired car yesterday morning. Our car drives like it did when we first bought it years ago.
Isn't that incredible? God has been providing for us in many other ways. My parents had enough points to provide us with two free nights at a hotel for our trip this week. We've had several families give us financial gifts that are going to allow us to pay off the lingering medical bills we were still struggling under from my miscarriage and my knee injury. All in all, we've had so many people reach out to encourage us and pray for us faithfully- friends from all over the United States. The exact day Bryan resigned from Cambridge, our web design business kicked it up a notch, and we have had new business left and right.
God's incredible kindness to our family right now has just been beautiful. It has been an incredible balm to my aching heart. It is absolutely amazing to get to feel our part in the larger body of Christ right now. It is humbling and wonderful beyond words. Rejoice with us that God is meeting our needs. Our God is so faithful to care for His children. I am so glad to be His.
"But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works." Psalm 73:28