God’s Creative Provision
by Twila Belk
When my dad died unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm, my parents had no health insurance, little life insurance, and Mom worked only a part-time job. She faced thousands of dollars’ worth of bills and didn’t know how she would pay them.
My husband went with Mom to the hospital’s billing department and various medical facilities to plead mercy and to set up payment arrangements. Shortly after that, Mom received the next statement from the hospital. She broke down in tears as she saw a zero in the balance-due column.
One day Mom lifted up the corner of her bedroom rug. She discovered a thousand dollars underneath. I don’t know why she lifted up the rug or how the thousand dollars got there, but God knew she needed it right then.
Mom didn’t have much, but whenever she had a financial concern, money would show up in the mailbox or someone would hand her a monetary gift that was enough to cover her expenses. God provided for her again and again.
I’ve learned from Mom’s experiences and my own that God is a wonderful provider. Not only that, but He’s creative as well. He can take care of our needs in ways we can’t even imagine. It’s a truth worth remembering.
Twila Belk, aka The Gotta Tell Somebody Gal, is a writer and speaker who loves braggin’ on God. Her newest book is The Power to Be: Be Still, Be Grateful, Be Strong, Be Courageous, a 40-day devotional from BroadStreet Publishing. Text POWERTOBE to 54900 for a free preview. www.gottatellsomebody.com