…In Mysterious Ways

Written by Scott

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There’s been a blog post running through my mind recently that I’ve tried writing several times, but to no avail. The fact is this: I’ve been stressed about finances. Being self-employed in this economy is difficult enough, but with taking time off when Maddie was born to spend time with her and help out more around the house added to that…plus did not bring in revenue. And our savings from my cashed-out IRA is dwindling away.

(To be clear, though, having my own company has been a goal of mine, and despite the added stresses, I do not regret the decision.)

So this afternoon, I get an email out of the blue from a company in California that has an office here in Tacoma. We discuss work and rates, and a short time later, I’m on the phone scheduling the work, which will be a nice chunk of time Friday…with some ongoing.

A reminder for me that I need to continue to turn my concerns and stresses over to God, and not try to take them all on myself. My strength is in Him.

PS Moments after posting this initially, I get an email about a substantial payment I’ve been waiting on. Picking up tomorrow morning!

5 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. David says:

    God is good and he takes care of us. God has been taking care of me since I was about 5 years old (when I first started attending church), and He loved me even before I was born. I am glad he is taking care of your family at this time.

  2. Always good to be reminded of His provision.

  3. Luke says:

    That is awesome! And yet another reminder that God is faithful… even when we are less so. A good reminder for me too. May we press on to walk more closely with Him because of His loving-kindness! ~Luke

  4. Matt Thomson says:

    Probably my biggest struggle as well. Owning a residential real estate business in this economy hasn't been fun. I still love it and don't regret getting into it, but it's hard.Our daughter's NICU bill ate up our 8 months of savings.Funny enough, despite some growing debt and lots of uncertainty, God keeps allowing homes to close and new clients to appear in timely fashion.Maybe one of these days I'll catch on to that and trust rather than worry in between.

  5. Roger says:

    Expecting triplets later this year, your post hits home. I certainly have has a lot of mixed thoughts run through my head, particularly those concerning wants and needs and what the future will bring. I would love to become an entrepreneur and open an indoor inflatable play center, but do not want to give up the security of my current job. The sermon on sunday came from Matthew chapter 6…hit home about how God will provide for all that we need. Then this morning I randomly opened my Bible to the account of when Elijah lived with a widow and her son during a drought and God provided for their needs the entire time.