A few weeks ago, I wrote about a new "faith journey" my husband and I are on. Residual effects from a ruptured brain aneurysm and stroke back in December 2009 have left me disabled enough to not be able to do my job effectively as a second grade teacher but not disabled enough to draw disability it seems. Short term memory problems make learning new stuff extremely difficult but apparently not difficult enough. Technically I am employed so I cannot draw unemployment. Besides right now, three doctors say I can't work. Sigh...
As a result of all of this, our household income has dropped by nearly 60% in April. At least that is what was supposed to happen. Here is what is really happening...
On March 31, 2011, I wrote a blog entitled Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread in which I shared how my husband's upcoming paycheck on April 1st would be the sum of his normal paycheck plus my normal paycheck minus $269.00. This past Friday when I would have gotten my regular paycheck, I got God's response in the mail. There was another check from my employer. Not my regular paycheck but when they added up my earned sick days (we get them in advance so if you don't work all year, you lose some) there was a bit over one day left. I knew this but I wasn't exactly sure of the amount or if, due to spring break, I'd get it at the end of the month. Was it for more than $269.00? No. Was it for $269.00? No. It was less than that.
I went to the mailbox on Saturday afternoon and in the mailbox was a check for my husband for a free-lance job he'd done a couple of weeks ago. My husband was working so I called him to let him know it had come. I opened up the envelope and... that check along with the other one did not come out to $269.00. It came out to more. Not a lot more but more. God has provided but there is more.
I ran the numbers and we have enough to get us through this month. There is more. In addition to that, my husband has been lots of overtime as there are a lot of special events happening on campus. According to our calculations, we will have enough to make it through May as well and we are trusting God for June and so on.
Moment by moment, step by step, God provides for those who put their trust in Him but there is more... He breathes life into us and pours His love over us. I am utterly amazed by the love of God!
K, God's got your back! Love Him, honor Him... and He just comes around and gives us what we need. Not necessarily what we want... but what we need.
Thanks for this testimony.