This time of the year, my family always feels the money crunch. I think its because I have all these kids and their friends to feed at least 3-4 times a day. Boggles the mind where all these kids keep coming from. On top of that there are summer activities and different things just to keep the kids "occupied" during the long, hot and humid summer months of the south. The broken mower means that we pay someone else to mow until we can afford to get it fixed. Doctor visits for me and my husband along with the cost of prescriptions *yikes*. Oh yeah and the broken pipe in the basement that had to be repaired.
So with no money and all these new "things" that need to be purchased, I turned to prayer. The Lord always provides for this family. No matter how rough things have been in the past, we have never gone without what we needed. Sometimes simply a friend, that has some hand-me-downs that fit the boys, or my MIL will send clothes for the kids or sometimes a co-worker shows up with school supplies for the kids. Some wants may not have been fulfilled, but the needs always have been. The most important thing to remember is that He provides in His time not mine.
As you know, I have been sick for a week or two now. This means that the hubby (Oh how I love the man) has to take charge of managing things like the bills *gasp* and the household chores *how could he possibly*. So that really means that everything is a mess which *ugh* kills me!
There is a stack of mail sitting tidily (yeah right) for me to filter through when I feel better. Well today I decided to tackle the pile. Low and behold.. a CHECK.. Yes a CHECK.. I couldn't believe it! Totally unexpected .. Sitting there just waiting to be opened. More than enough to cover the costs of all the needed things with some left over for a rainy day.
I went to my knees and praised the Lord for the wonders that He provides. He knows the right time for me. This has happened to me before and will probably happen to me again. He knows the right time.
Unexpected blessings from the best provider, the Lord.