God Will Provide

Last week I found out that I had paid my credit card bill 5 days early (one that I'm using to pay for my laptop at 0%). Five days early, of course, means that I technically missed a payment. I didn't receive any mail, and the cheap non-human phone calls to tell me about my plight were unable to press 1 to speak with me. When I called about something else, I was informed that my interest rate was now 32% and not 0%, and that I also owed interest, a late fee, and a month's payment. I was able to take care of that, and pay the bill and it was resolved rather quickly, including my interest rate. That led me to a cash flow problem. In just a few days, I would be paying my rent and I was $108 short according to my bank account.

I've been in similar situations before. Sure I think, "What can I do?" but I always find myself wondering "What's God going to do this time?" See, most of these seemingly impossible situations get resolved in seemingly impossible ways. I knew it. Even though I'd been waiting 5 months for 1 mail-in rebate, and 3 months for another, they added up to exactly how much I needed. I decided on Friday that I would be getting those rebates on monday. I checked online - my Vonage rebate had been mailed to my old address on October 31. My AT&T Rebate had apparently been mailed that week! Still, how do two rebates, one going through standard mail, and one going through mail forwarding arrive at the same time?

Well, today is monday and both checks were in my mailbox - almost no surprise to me. Even optimists are going to say this is more than coincidence. I'm going to say that this seems to be what always happens when I'm in trouble.

P.S. And of course, some would say it's an act of God when rebate checks even arrive at all!

3 Comments on this post

I know, isn't it awesome?! God always provides for me. I've been out of work for a month now, but all my bills are suddenly much lower. That's not all. Although it's very hard on him, Kenny has suddenly gotten an enormous amount of overtime after not being able to get hardly any for a couple of weeks. I can always count on God to take care of me. It's amazing to see how God can work. I still can't believe how well we are doing. We shouldn't even be able to pay the bills right now. Money's tight, but we're getting along just fine!

Kelly Ann Crabb

Nov. 21, 2006 at 5:54 am


It really is something when God floats money into your mailbox from out of nowhere. Every time that happens to me, I feel like God is saying, "Yeah...Remember how I'm taking care of you? That means you don't have to worry about it."

Even though I may seem like I worry a lot, I really do believe that God has it under control. It's good to hear it affirmed that you feel the same way :)


Nov. 23, 2006 at 6:19 pm


what a great post & comments! how encouraging. God's been teaching keith & i SO much about his provision.


Sep. 7, 2008 at 4:48 pm


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