How God Has Worked In My Life - He Always Provides.
By Pearl Homiak
As much as I would rather print stories of how God works in your
life, the following experience of mine is just too encouraging to pass up. -Ed.
For the past 21 months I have been employed (most of the time) as an
office temporary worker. Recently, I had a four-month job that I really enjoyed in which I
worked with people I really liked. But suddenly, this job ended. Except for a one-day
assignment during the following two-week period, my agency had no work for me.
One day we got a call from a doctor's office about a next-day
appointment for my son, Jason. Because we still the owed the doctor $25, we were told that
the next day's fee-for service ($150) plus the $25 would have to be paid in full. I knew I
had no money left in my checking account. Where was I going to get this money?
Jason suggested we take it out of his for-school savings account, in
which he deposited almost all of his weekly paycheck. I felt truly distressed, because I
felt that his health needs were still my responsibility. I then went to my icon corner and
prayed this to Jesus Christ.
A few minutes later, as I walked past a table, I noticed my checkbook
lying on it. "Wait," I commented to Jason as I sat down, "Let me balance my checkbook.
Maybe I made a mistake somewhere."
I quickly accounted for all my returned checks and debits. Then I
started verifying my deposits, fully expecting to find nothing amiss. (I had faced this
cold reality enough times during other lean periods). Yet, this time something actually
was wrong. I double and triple checked. Sure enough, I had not recorded a $700 deposit.
As it turned out, this was just what we needed to pay the bills, buy food, etc., for this
two-week period. In addition, the next-day's doctor bill turned out to be somewhat less
than stated. But the story doesn't end here. God, in his infinite mercy, had set the stage
a month earlier for this happening.
My temporary agency pays me every week (when I work, of course). One
week in early May my check did not arrive. I waited a week, and then called my agency. I
was told to wait another week, then the check would be stopped and a new one issued.
Before the "waiting week" was up, however, both the current week's check and the missing
one arrived. (The wayward check was all crumpled up and looked like it had been stuck
I was on my way out-of-town, so I set both checks aside. When I
returned, I was very busy so hurriedly deposited the checks. In my haste and distraction,
I forgot to enter the deposit in my checkbook. This then allowed the Holy Spirit to
provide for our unexpected (I thought my four-month job would last all summer) upcoming
two-week need. Thank you Lord, for your great love and provision!