God has been faithful and gracious to me, and I want to share this with you.
As you know, I have been been struggling of late with some aspects of faith, which has been brought into focus by my concerns at work, at home, at school and even abroad.
It was shortly after my recent cries for faith that God revealed something about my relation to Cathy; I am not strong enough to care for her myself, and when I attempt to do so by my own merits I tend to hurt her rather than help her. This is a great insight God has granted me, and I am striving to make the best use of it.
Having requested Thursday off, I had made arrangements for purchasing all the kitchen parts at Ikea. However, I forgot to rent a truck; providentially, a truck as available, but reserved for Friday morning. I was able to rent that truck and purchase almost the entire kitchen (save two doors and a side panel) and bring it back. There were over 120 pieces that weighed almost 650 pounds total. I had help loading the pieces but I dreaded the long hours I would take to unload the truck into the apartment... I was a mere 3 minutes from home when Laura called Cathy and offered to hep with the cabinets when needed. She was a godsend! With mom's help and Laura's help we got the truck unloaded in less than 1 hour! Not only did God provide a truck but a friend to unload!
I was concerned for my friends in Haiti, but receive mail Thursday night that they are well and merely experiencing computer problems. As a matter of fact, they will be stateside in November! I look forward to speaking with my brother in faith again.
I am still concerned with renting the triplex, and I am facing a potential difficulty at school... but I won't go into it right now. I am having trouble with chapter 9 of my Hebrew Grammar; it's like trying to walk through a wall! But with God's faithfulness being demonstrated in so many parts of my life, I feel confident that God will continue to provide, in His time and in His ways.
Praise God! When I start to feel overwhelmed by all my responsibilities, God faithfully reminds me of His providence. He's just really cool like that, huh? :o)ReplyDelete
I also wanted to tell you that Cathy is a very blessed woman to have you as her partner in life. When you two were leaving church last Sunday, I noticed you two walking hand in hand in the parking lot. Just the way you held her hand so supportively made me think of how much you love her and reminded me of your post about going through her sickness together. I was touched by it and just thought I'd tell you. :o) You guys are awesome people and I feel so blessed that Micah and I have you in our lives.
Thank you! We are blessed to have people like you in our lives, as well!ReplyDelete