The world said “hard work pays off” but my God says “ask God and claim His promises.”
Last July marked the 8th month that my husband was jobless after he finished contract work in KSA (or Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). I am into selling cosmetics, vitamins and more.
My family has simple needs and as parents, we always impart to our children to spend for needs over wants so that we won’t have any obligation from other people.
Happy to say I follow the Bible to “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8) and we are always contented of what we have.
My daily Bible readings concentrate on character traits and more often than not, I’m always hit straight to my heart. I even argue with God in my thoughts but in the end I bow in surrender to His correction.
Despite of my answered prayers journal to draw strength from, I do worry a lot.
How are we going to pay for my son’s monthly tuition fee in College, our bills and food expenses. I forgo buying medicine just to save for our food.
Then on 3rd week of July, my body manifested a lot of signs that my blood sugar was high. I have been itching all over my body that my daughter who’s a nurse persuaded me to see the doctor.
The result, I had very high FBS and cholesterol levels. My doctor prescribed a lot of medicines and the one I detest most was having daily insulin shots.
My body reacted in many ways for having insulin shots. I had bouts of hypoglycemia almost every other day. I always felt dizzy hindering me to do my usual household chores.
I’m thankful my husband is always there to assist and take care of me. He’s my walking buddy, my friend and the love of my life.
I praise God for giving me a kind and understanding husband because when I’m sick I could be difficult and touchy.
That was the time we were at our lowest. I always cry in my prayers and I prayed “my pain and problems are all yours please do something that will glorify your name!”
I posted on my Facebook the pain I was going through for having diabetes. Then out of the blue an FB friend from my birthplace offered financial help. I refused her offer since we are not that close and I wasn’t soliciting for financial help. She insisted and told me to charge it as loan.
So I accepted with joy and tears flowing knowing it’s the answer to my prayer. A week later, a kind-hearted person sent financial help without my prodding.
Two days later my husband got hired again as contractual worker in a government agency. These made me testify how good God is, my praises and thankfulness I shared on FB.
During my lowest He never abandoned me instead God reminded me of Psalm 37:25 which so real in my life.
Leap of faith and total surrender to God make a big difference! I praise God and glorify His name especially how He uses people to respond to my petition.
During those low times we never experienced having no food on our table, our bills were paid on time.
With all gratitude and sincerity I can truly claim “God is good all the time.”
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