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I woke up to breakfast in bed this morning. What a sweet husband I have! A few minutes later, I heard him on the phone to his boss. When Stephen got off the phone, he told me he wasn’t needed at work for the rest of the week.
I started praying. It’s the end of the month. We have huge bills. I’m not even sure how we’re going to pay them. Yesterday I had so much peace about everything! So I started praying. God’s Word says that He will provide, so I started asking God to do just that. Both Stephen and I were very discouraged about our money situation.
Then I sat down to read my Bible. I turned to Psalm 20. The words there just leaped off the page at me.
1 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
How’s that for a confirmation that God hears our prayers? I couldn’t believe it! The words were as clear as if God had spoken them audibly to me. Then I turned to Psalm 50 to continue reading. Again, verses literally stood out from the page.
7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Whoever called the Bible the Living Word was right! I read a few more chapters, and bowed my head to pray.
While I was praying that God would provide, Stephen’s cell phone rang. It was sitting on the table next to me, so I answered it. It was Mike – Stephen’s boss – calling him to have him come in to work today. I hadn’t even finished praying yet!
But God chose to answer my prayers this morning in a mighty way. Do we have more money in our bank account? No. Do I know where the money will come from for our car insurance due in three weeks? No. But I do know for a fact that God will provide for us!