On January 9, 2021 my aunt passed away. I was very close to her. I am her name sake and I spent a lot of my childhood at her home. In 2016 I became her caregiver and in 2019 she could no longer live alone so she moved in with me.
Since 2019 the majority of my income came from caring for her so when she passed away so did not income. I would say that my faith is strong and God has delivered me from and through so many things. I had no doubt that He would provide for me in this crisis as well.
However, I must admit that my concerns began to grow as time passed. I was not able to meet my expenses for January and now it is February. Because I was extremely ill with Covid-19 most of January, I was not able to work on replacing the income that I had lost. During my morning worship, throughout the day and as I ended my day my constant cry to God was, what am I going to do? Better yet, Father how are you going to deliver me out of this situation? I knew that I could not deliver myself.
I am so happy we serve a God who understands human emotion. I am so glad that we serve a God that will allow us as we trust in His ability to deliver us; He also allows us to express our concerns and not count those expressions as a lack of faith.
On February 9th as I cried out to God to intervene in regards to my finances, I also asked Him to please let me hear His voice speaking to me through what I read that morning in my devotion. If you are facing difficulty in your life, if you need to hear God’s voice speak to your situation I encourage you to read the E.G. White Sabbath School notes from February 9, 2021. God said so much to me that morning but these two comments sums everything up:
“In the service of God there need be no despondency, no wavering, no fear. The Lord will more than fulfill the highest expectations of those who put their trust in Him.”
“We must cherish and cultivate the faith …that lays hold on the promise of God and waits for deliverance in His appointed time and way.”
As I listened to God speaking to me the tears began to roll down my face and my strength was renewed. I had no way of knowing how God was going to provide the funds that I needed but I knew that He had a thousand ways to provide it. On February 10th I went to my mailbox to get the mail and there was a refund check for $2,000.00 from my insurance company. Again the tears began to fall. The $2,000 would not resolve all of my immediate needs but it certainly would keep me from getting further in the hole. On February 9th God had said to me “the Lord will more than fulfill the highest expectations of those who put their trust in Him” so I knew in my heart that God was not finished. A few more days past and again I received another refund check in the mail. This time it was from my mortgage company and it was for $10,175.46.
When God says that He owns the cattle on a thousand hills we can trust that to be true. Our God only has to speak and it is so. He tells us in Psm.84:11 “no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.” When I looked at the date on the check, it was issued on February 9, 2021. The very morning that I cried out to God, what A Mighty God We Serve.
I don’t know what trial you are facing in your life today, but our God wants us to know that the same God that delivered the three Hebrew boys, the same God that delivered Daniel, the same God who walked into a town and not one was left sick, the same God that delivered Judah out of the hands of the Assyrian King is the same God who can and will deliver us today.
The prophet of the Lord says “the time of waiting may seem long, the soul may be oppressed by discouraging circumstances…. But let us confidently declare, “the Lord is in His Holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before Him.” Habakkuk 2:20
PRAISE GOD from whom all blessing flow, His mercies are made new every day……..