If you have been reading here the past few weeks, you know that we are in bare bones expenditure mode because of my husband's sudden, unexpected layoff.
Even though we are only spending money on absolute necessities, we still could not survive this layoff without the help of our friends, and even strangers.
Just when I start to think (again, because I am a slow learner) "Why is this happening?!" I am reminded afresh that God is being glorified and our faith strengthened in our trials.
When I went to our mailbox last week, I found an envelope with no sender's address. I was completely overwhelmed to open it and find a cashier's check that was an amount sufficient enough to pay our electric bill and fill up our vehicles with gas.
There was no clue as to the identity of the sender, except that the check was enclosed in a paper titled, "God Provides For His People". The entire page was filled with one scripture after another reminding us that God will supply all of our needs and we are not to worry about how that will happen.
That paper is well worn because I have looked at it again and again.
So I can remember.
And that is not the only gift or encouragement we have received. Every single day, I receive an encouraging email or card in the mail, or fresh garden produce, or baby wipes, or a box of diapers, or other necessities, and on and on it goes.
Every day I am reminded that God provides for His people.
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him." John 9