Struggling today with so many things.
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive (idolatrous) way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.” – Psalm 139:23-24 This was a verse in my bible study a couple of weeks ago. I just grazed over it. You know, just read it without really thinking about it. The writer suggested that when a circumstance or sin arises in your life for which you need to ask God’s forgiveness, do so.
We have gotten a lot of rain this summer, and our roof has been in need of replacement for several years. Our money management hasn’t been the best with several factors (David being out of work for 8 months, living on credit, living paycheck to paycheck, etc), but with God’s grace we have been able to do what needed to be done and get by.
The past month has been even more stressful with money. Things are hitting us all at once, and I have to go back to not being the best stewards. Well, yesterday, I noticed in the craft room, a nice brown spot on the ceiling. A leak. The roof is at a pretty steep pitch (second story), and getting to the point of the repair will be a challenge.
We have called on a friend to come and help, and hopefully the rain will hold off until he can come over. Stephen will be by as well to assist. I will be standing on the ground and praying for the safety of all.
Pray for us as we are struggling not to go deeper into debt, and to be prayerfully blessed by precious friends.
“When things seem to be going all wrong, stop and affirm your trust in Me. Calmly bring these matters to Me, and leave them in My capable hands. Then simply do the next thing. Stay in touch with Me through thankful, trusting prayers, resting in My sovereign control. Rejoice in Me – exult in the God of your salvation! As you trust in Me, I make your feet like the feet of a deer. I enable you to walk and make progress upon your high places of trouble, suffering, or responsibility. – August 6, Jesus is Calling