August 13, 2012

God is so Good and Faithful

I wrote a post about a month ago about how we were trying to place our trust in God even though we didn't understand what he was asking us to do in our life.  We couldn't find a less expensive apartment (and more importantly, one where we still felt safe) and we looked at so, so many different places.  None of the options seemed to work, and eventually we had to sign the lease to stay in our current apartment.  We prayed so much for God to lead us where he wanted us to be with the apartment situation, and even though we didn't like his answer, we stayed where we are.  I am a bit of a worrier and like to have things all planned out, but Thomas and I actually did pretty well with encouraging each other not to worry about finances, and we really stopped thinking about our decision after we re-signed our lease. 

Well, I am really excited because I just found out that I got a graduate assistantship position for next year that I applied for at the beginning of summer.  This is such a huge relief, and it will make things a lot less stressful financially with us searching for a second car soon.  It all seems to make sense now, as we didn't have to go through the stress of moving, it will not be as difficult to make car payments each month when we do purchase another car, and we can continue to live in a safe area.  I will probably need to work really hard to manage my time between school and work this year, but I am confident that this is truly a gift from God. 

I know it shouldn't,  but sometimes it just really surprises me to see things work out so well when we submit ourselves to God's will.   This has been such a good reminder to me and Thomas that we need to continue to fully trust in God, to seek out and follow his will for our lives, and to not spend time worrying about the future.  God is just so good and so faithful, and I am continually amazed by his goodness.  So many prayers of thanksgiving right now.  God always has a plan for us, and it is always so much better than what we dream about. 




"Learn to savor how good the Lord is
happy are those who take refuge in him.
Fear the Lord, you holy ones;
nothing is lacking to those who fear him.
The powerful grow poor and hungry
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing."
- Psalm 34: 9-11

How has God provided for you in big or small ways when you didn't understand what his plans were? 


14 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you were given this opportunity! It's great to see how God really does answer prayers!

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    1. Thanks Emily! It definitely strengthens my faith to see answered prayers.

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  2. Great news!! So happy for you! Thanks for sharing - hearing other people's stories is always such an encouragement!

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  3. We have learned that lesson SO many times in the past year or so, and it amazes me EVERY time. We are such silly humans :). Congrats on the G.A. and I'm so glad it's all coming together!

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    1. I know, you'd think I'd realize by now that he is going to work it out every time! Thanks Stacy!

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  4. Congratulations! So happy for you and your new position! I always pray to be able to follow God's plan for me, and sometimes it is harder than others. Our little Flynn came along much later than WE wanted, but just exactly when God planned. And I am sooo thankful for that! I never gave up on my prayer for one more little one, and God sent her just as he had planned!

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    1. Thanks Billie Jo! That is a wonderful story! :) I am so glad you were blessed with Flynn.

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  5. Yay for the graduate assistantship!!!!

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  6. Yes He is and congratulation on that assistant-ship!

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  7. Congrats on the assistantship!!!!

    I was unemployed for months last year, and yet somehow I managed to pay my rent and cut spending like whoa so that I only ended up having to take a few thousand dollars out of my savings account (which I've since rebuilt, even with buying a car!) - it was a crazy time but I knew God wouldn't let me become penniless! When I finally did get a job, I was making enough to pay my rent, buy food and gas, and have a bit leftover - which meant little traveling home, no car, etc. But I kept on trucking and trusting and with some help from St. Joe, I finally got a job in my field and I make 2.5 times what I did before - it's amazing to be financially secure, own a car, pay my student loans, etc.

    That turned out way longer than I had planned. Whoops.

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    1. Thanks Liesl! And thanks for sharing your experience! I'm so glad that you found that job and that you are financially secure!

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