Pray after reading an email for someone who has caused you hurt…
It is interesting to me that I can be walking so long with God and still forget the most simple things like trusting Him. He has shown his faithfulness to provide for my family and I countless times and yet I still find myself trying to struggle on my own.
Recently, I had been trying desperately to find a way to make $1000 because we had gotten behind due to medical bills. There did not seem to be an answer in sight and I was finding myself growing increasingly desperate. The entire time, I kept this to myself, suffering in silence.
As I was driving one night, I remembered that I had a Heavenly Father who says He provides for the smallest of animals and promises to do the same for his children. On that dark road, I finally surrendered control of my finances to God and asked Him to increase my faith as well. I felt the burdens of life lift and knew God was listening.
Two weeks later, an envelope showed up in the mail. Inside was a letter from an employer I had worked for 10 years earlier. The letter read: “Dear, Matt. We were praying today and felt God put you on our hearts. We felt He wanted us to send you this check.
The check was for exactly $1000. Yes, I cried.
Sometimes God shows up in bold, obvious ways and other times in quiet whispers but He always does. That check was amazing and helped my family but the love I felt from my faithful Father God was the biggest gift. He was listening, had heard my prayer and had shown His presence.
Matthew 6:26 NLT
Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?