The Unexpected

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

My wife and I are expecting the birth of our first-born child any time. I sat down looking at the bills and the fact that, due to an accounting mistake, we owed Uncle Sam a pretty large sum of money. I had no idea how on earth we were going to afford to pay Uncle Sam and that he wasn’t going to forget that we owe him money. A day or two later my wife and I received a COMPLETELY unexpected check that was more than enough to help pay the tax check and put some aside for when my wife takes 8 weeks off after she gives birth. We were completely blown away by the timing of the unexpected check and knew that God was watching out for us.

My wife and I realized the other day that when she does give birth that we will run into an issue because we only have one vehicle. When we started talking the plan was that I would take the car to work and she would be at home without a car, but I grew uncomfortable with that. After working through several bad suggestions that included: buying another vehicle, me riding a bike to work and the worst of all…me running to work…we finally settled on buying a scooter for me to use to get around so she could have a vehicle while I was at work. While it is the best suggestion…financially it isn’t possible for us to afford a $600 scooter plus all the registration and licensing fees. Just the other day a member of our church came up to me and stated that they were in the process of trying to acquire a scooter for me and that he’d take care of fixing it if it had any issues.

There are moments where we just have to have faith that God’s going to provide. These times always seem to happen when the gas tank in our vehicle is as empty as our back account. Where we have no other option but to have faith that God is going to come through. In these moments we have to hold tight to the promise that He will never leave nor forsake us. So hold on to that promise!