Have you ever had moments where you were overwhelmed with need and had no idea how you were going to stay afloat?
2013 started out this way for us. We received word that our oldest daughter was going to need some extensive dental work and both of our cars needed expensive repairs. On top of that we had some home repairs that needed attention.
We had no money to pay for any of these things (seriously, we had zip) and so we did the only thing we knew to do - pray and trust that God would take care of the details.
Long-story short, God answered those prayers in ways we never expected: we received an unexpected gift in the mail providing a portion of the cost for our oldest's dental work. Friends gave of their time, knowledge, or lent us supplies to tackle the house projects. But the most touching gift came in how God provided a newer, more reliable mode of transportation for us.
|OUR NEW FAMILY VEHICLE - COST 100% PROVIDED FOR US|
To be honest, my husband and I doubted that God could provide such an immense need as a vehicle (in our case, minivan). Friends organized a month-long fundraiser and asked those who knew us to give as God prompted them. We did not know the names of every person who gave (or even what they gave) but by the end of the month we had enough to purchase a pre-owned minivan in excellent condition (see photo). Every single penny that it cost to buy the van, pay the taxes and register it was provided! We are speechless at how God meets our needs (and then some), even when we doubt what He can do.
I don't share this to brag, but to encourage those who read this to trust God with the small and the big concerns in your life. God is far bigger than your greatest need.