The great provider

God never ceases to amaze me with providing for my needs. Yesterday was one of those days for the record books. I was unable to sleep the night before because of a tooth infection. My daughter woke up with a horrible kink in her neck that kept her home from school, which kept my wife off of work as well. We had purchased a bunch of baby chicks and found that they had gotten out of their pin and into our duck enclosure and drowned in the pond, with others loose in the yard. I didn’t feel like going into work, but the job I’m on was so close to being finished I felt like I could knock it out. The job was going well up until my paint sprayer decided to stop working. After many failed attempts to fix it, I figured I’d call a friend of mine to borrow his. He wasn’t sure if his would work but I took it anyways to give it a shot. Sadly it didn’t work either and I was feeling a bit discouraged. Having to tell a homeowner that you are unable to finish a job is very humbling and I’m not a fan of doing so, but needs to be done. I told her that I was going to need to buy another sprayer and how much they were, but neglected to mention that I couldn’t afford it. On the way home my tooth infection was at its best and with the lack of sleep kicking in I felt terrible. I prayed to God asking for His help and guidance. When I got home I discussed our financial situation with my wife and figured that a new sprayer would deplete our bank account. All of the sudden I was so tired and sick that I couldn’t stand. I fell fast asleep and when I woke up I had multiple texts from the homeowner whom is also my friend. She told me that God had impressed her to give me some money towards the new sprayer, and if I could come and get it. God is good! After retrieving the money my wife and I went to the hardware store and picked out the sprayer that I not only needed but wanted. It was $50.00 more than I thought but had it covered. As we were checking out I fed the money into the machine that my friend had gifted to me, then the cash my wife had on her. We had one dollar leftover. God not only met our needs but exceeded them as usual. Having faith and trust in God isn’t always easy, especially on days when you feeling like the odds are stacked against you.In my journey with God, I find myself wondering in days like these, “What awesome blessing will God bestow on my family today”. Thank you Heavenly Father for always watching out for my family and I. Always covering all of our needs and being there to hear our cry’s for help. You are the great comforter and provider. In Jesus name we pray amen! If you feel like your day is going in the toilet, ask God to show you the good in it. You’d be amazed at what He will show you.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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