My Prince of Peace

Devotional : Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a Child is born,

Unto us a son is given;

And the government will be upon his shoulder.

And his name will be called

Wonderful,Counselor,Mighty of God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

Over the last two years my husband and I have endured a number of financial trials. First our well went dry and we had to drill another one, than our roof had to be replaced , a few months later our septic system had to be replaced, than this summer we were faced with a shortage of hay brought on by American farmers buying up Canadian hay due to a drought conditions in the States. Now three weeks before Christmas my husband has lost his job .Although at times circumstances looked bleak  the Lord never left us and continued to provide for us long after our credit ran out. I remember on (Canadian) thanks giving weekend we were flat broke and after reviewing our bills we needed $3000.00 to clear our monthly expenses. Overcome by feelings of dread I had hit my knees praying for a miracle thinking we had come to far to let it end like this. I remember flippantly saying to the Lord can’t you just help us win the lottery. Not being blessed with the insight and ability the Lord has at his disposal it was the only thing I could think of that would help. After finishing my prayers I went on with my day. It was a busying one and I was already running late for an appointment with my therapy dog Indy at the Beaverton Manor. After the appointment I was feeling dizzy, fearing an attack of low blood sugar because I hadn’t eaten I ask my husband to pull into a convience store so I could buy a chocolate bar to boost my sugar untill we arrived home. While standing in front of the counter with the chocolate bar in hand the cashier asked if I would like to buy a lottery ticked, no thanks I replied we only buy tickets when the draw gets really high. Aw come on replied the cashier its 4 million, no thanks I said matter of factly. Still undaunted the cashier continued, look you can register this ticket on-line and have five more chances to win. Worn down by his urging I gave in and bought the ticket . Safe in side the car I was instantly gripped with buyer’s remorse. Why did I do that I remorsed we were down to our last thirty-six dollars and I had just wasted three more. Oh well my husband said trying to make me feel better and being the saint he is he quickly changed the subject and we went on with our day. Early the next morning the Lord showed us how his mercies are new each morning. It started with a phone call from our mortgage company informing us we had overpaid our taxes by 600.00. Later in the day my husband called from work and informed me that he had checked the ticket I bought in the convience store and we won $2380.00 giving us the three thousand dollars we needed to get through the month. Oh what a difference one day can make when you’re a loved saved child of God.

I wanted to share this story with you as much to remind and encourage me as well as you that we serve a God whose love is unconditional and his providence is always enough and always just in time. Even though my husband has lost his job we will trust the Lord to provide my husband with an even better job opportunity Untill than we will cling to our Prince of Peace as we continue to serve, worship and wait on him to work on our behalf.

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4 Comments

  1. Justin said,

    December 4, 2012 at 5:25 am

    First, I’m glad to see you’re blogging.

    Second, this is a truly amazing story. I come from a Christian heritage that has always been rationalist in its orientation. While this has been good in many respects (rigorous Bible study, efforts at consistently reasoning through doctrine, etc.) a weak spot of this has been my ability to trust in the “miraculous” providence of God. Stories such as this one are a great encouragement.

    • December 4, 2012 at 6:11 am

      Thanks, I believe we serve a God who speaks to each of his children in a unique way, We are all unique and all in different places in our walk with him so a generic one step approach would not work. That is the beauty of our Lord he knows how to speak to us motivate and encourage in a way that we know in our hearts is just for us

    • December 4, 2012 at 6:40 am

      Thanks I too have had problems trusting the Lord and I remember the first time I heard someone tell a story like that I went home hit my knees and asked the Lord if that story is true I want that kind of relationship with you. One that I can be sure that you hear my prayers and answer them in a way that was specially for me. I beleive that prayer is the one that changed my relationship with the Lord forever. He took my faith from a simpley academic exercise and breathed real unshakable faith into it and I know he will do the same for you all you have to do is ask. This is why I tell the story so others can be encouraged. He does the work I am faithful to give him the glory I hope this helps take care and God Bless.

  2. Heidi Viars said,

    December 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I have been in awe of God lately…He has called me to do something far beyond my abilities and He keeps prompting my heart to trust Him… when I do, He shows me that He owns it all… THANK YOU for sharing… He is so good!
    Heidi


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