My year end review at work was due and I was truly blessed with a bonus. Then I was offered overtime even though the hospital hadn’t allowed any overtime for the last year. When I got my paycheck it covered all but about $200 of my downpayment for my home which left the money I had saved for the incidentals I would need when I moved in. When I left my husband I left almost all the furniture with him. I had no place to keep it and I didn’t really want any of it anyway. I knew I had to start totally over. God gave me a house that was almost totally furnished. I needed a mattress and boxspring for the master bedroom and my brother and sister blessed me with that as a housewarming gift.
I had wanted a screened lanai and God gave me that also and it is even glassed in so I can use it when it is cold. My new home is approx 1500 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, with a fireplace and big kitchen. I was ready to settle for a foreclosed fixer upper and God gave me a furnished home that I could move into the day I closed on the loan. He gave me the desires of my heart way beyond anything I could have imagined. I live in a 50’s plus community that is very safe with wonderful Christian neighbors.
I don’t know what God has in store for me this next year but I know His word is true. He has a plan and a purpose for my future, a plan for good and not harm. He has restored my hope and my faith is stronger than I thought it could ever be. I know that I know that God loves each and every one of us and if we will just believe in Him, worship Him and follow Him, He will bless us and use us way beyond our wildness dreams. As I look back over the last few years, I can see instance after instance where God was preparing me for this last year. He protected me physically, He changed my job position at the hospital, and He planted people in my life that would encourage my faith and help me to be strong. It’s been a hard year but if it meant losing what I have with God now I wouldn’t go back to where I was for anything. I may be alone physically but spiritually God is with me every minute of everyday.