Last week (on Sunday) I posted Um, Where’s my Miracle? and the response has been quite overwhelming. This is what happened next…
On Monday afternoon, I received an email from former missionaries offering wisdom and guidance, having faced similar challenges themselves. I’m so grateful that God’s provision is not just financial; finance is only a means to an end, after all. But His provision extends to people, resources and opportunities too. These are the things that truly bring wealth.
On Monday evening, I was contacted by friends here and informed that a gentleman in Germany – whom I have never met – had heard my story and would like to financially support me… for an entire year. I cried.
On Tuesday, more friends called me, asking for my bank account details, for they also wanted to send me money and begin supporting me monthly.
On Wednesday, I attended my church small group and was now able to share with them how God had provided. It was the testimony that I had indeed hoped to have shared with them, but it had looked so unlikely just a few days previous.
On our way home in the car, I shared with my group leader that the mortgage payment that had been deducted from my account last week had taken me into the red, having had received no rent from my tenantless flat this month. So he prayed, asking God to expunge the overdraft, as we sat waiting for the traffic lights to turn green.
On Thursday (today), I received a letter from the bank informing me that I was overdrawn (yes, I was well aware, thank you) and that fees would be deducted for every day I had been overdrawn. Later, feeling dejected at the thought of further financial loss, I logged on to my Online Banking platform and found that a further two financial gifts had been transferred into my account without my knowledge, bringing me back into the black, and even covering all the fees I had incurred. I cried again.
I reckon this is just a handful of the miracles I will continue to see in days to come, but I simply couldn’t wait any longer to share His goodness! He is so good. Like, so good. He is at work for us behind the scenes, lovingly caring for our every need, even when we don’t see it or appreciate it. His love for us is so great, so deep, and so personal. His timing is spot on, always. And He never abandons us, we simply need to call out to Him and He meets us right where we are.
Without my turbulent week last week, I could never have truly appreciated the extent to which God goes to surprise us and reveal to us how much He loves us. I would have missed His hand in the detail of my life. He has shown His Word to be true and Himself to be faithful. And others now have the opportunity to partner with the work God is doing, today and in months and years to come, here in Germany.
So thank you for standing with me in prayer for my miracle(s). I have no doubt that there is more to come, including the provision of a tenant for my property in Scotland.
If you are still waiting for your miracle, I would love to stand with you too and intercede on your behalf. If you know me personally, just drop me a message, or you can contact me here.
Whatever you are facing right now, be assured that God loves you, He is for you, and He is ready and willing to work a miracle in your life; just call out to Him and watch Him act.