A couple months ago, God chose a unique way to remind me that provision is in place and He is still working in the details of my life, even when I don't know it's happening.
I am basically starting my life over. I spent a hellacious year battling personal demons, getting on and then off the wrong medication to treat depression, going through a divorce, and - not one, but two - job transitions.
In the middle of that, the townhouse I'd rented for five years went on the market and sold, leaving me to find a new place right as the rental market started climbing. I could not find anything I could afford or a place to share that would accept my pets. So, on Mother's Day weekend, I moved out of a neighborhood I loved, put all my stuff in storage, and crashed on a friend's couch.
On Tuesday of the following week, I returned to work from an appointment to a mysterious message from a woman who wouldn't leave her name. Then, on May 13th, I received a call from that same woman who said she had something to deliver and asked if I would be at my office for a while. I said yes and she thanked me and hung up. I speculated to my co-workers what it might be, because I knew of no one who would be sending me something.
Then, two women I've never seen before arrived at the door. I went out to greet them and they handed me a completely unexpected gift. I was so stunned that I didn't think to ask their names. They said they represented a local chapter of12ordinarywomen.com, of which I am now a huge fan. They knew how important my animals are and part of their gift included them, which was so incredibly moving to me! After they left, I opened the envelope that was included, expecting just a note, and was shocked to find cash.
To whomever referred me to be that month's recipient, I cannot thank you enough. You didn't just ensure that I received something I needed; you reminded me that I really can trust in this: "We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help." Hebrews 4:15-16
You reminded me that God loves me. You reminded me that I can never lose His love and provision, no matter what I've done. Thank you for what you do. Please let me know how I can be involved in my local chapter so I can pay it forward!
Thanks so much,