As we know, God's power is made perfect in our weakness, so let's start with our weakness...
It's been no secret that our life situation right now is a fair bit challenging. No one chooses to have no job, no means of sustaining life, no home, no ability to provide for your own family, and to have to uproot pretty much annually...And that seems like it's just the tip of the iceberg, but I'll resist being dramatic! Anyway, I held on to faith for as long as I could, but by the end of July, my faith was faltering so badly, I think it was hanging on by only a very thin thread.
Lately, we've had several rather significant needs weigh on us all at once:
- Housing--we need a new place to live, that fits in our budget and is flexible with our "we-have-no-idea-what-the-future-holds" situation right now...hard to find.
- Vehicle--now it makes sense why we needed that minivan so suddenly, eh? Without a bigger vehicle, we simply would've been house-bound.
- Prenatal care for the baby--good doctors abound, but our hearts were set on a midwife and a home birth; it's just that important to me, that if we couldn't have had one here, we would have moved.
- Job--all of the above needs require money! Without a job, we just wouldn't be able to support our 5 lives. Numerous applications out returned no calls back, on anything! Very disheartening, to say the least.
I know it doesn't look well on me to share my Doubting Thomas story, but I'm encouraged by God's grace to strengthen our faith in the ways we need it. Recently, I needed to see to believe, and He answered, and renewed my faith in His provision for our other upcoming needs.