by adustyframe ~ August 3rd, 2011

Today I feel like I’m fighting a heavy spirit. I’m asking the Lord to help me trust about the job/ money situation. That seems to be an hourly battle.

I feel like I’m carrying burdens about a lot of things and I don’t know why today is harder than any other day. My heavy spirit today is about many other things than money but  I appreciate your prayers please.

God provided for us in wonderful ways last week, and He has for so many years in the past. Yesterday, something happened to remind me of this –although it’s really not the same at all but a little picture.

I bought a Brita pitcher quite awhile ago. I hate drinking tap water and I don’t want to spend $ on bottled water. And a Berkey isn’t even on my budget radar (although I’d LOVE one). So I use the Brita pitcher and don’t even think about what’s still in my water because that’s the best I can do.

Well, my water wasn’t tasting so great and I knew it was time to get a new filter but I just didn’t want to spend the money right now. I’m behaving and not buying things that really aren’t necessary.

Pretty much I should have started drinking straight from the tap because it wasn’t filtering anymore.

Yesterday afternoon, I cleaned off a shelf by my cookbooks and found a box with 2 Brita filters in it! I was so excited and then I thought, in a small way that’s how God is.

He already has what we need. It’s provided for. He knows it’s there. I just have to trust that He will bring it to us at the right moment.



8 Thoughts Shared to Today

  1. Carol

    Praise the Lord for leading you to the filters! I prayed for you right now concerning the burdens/heavy spirit. satan is trying to discourage you. Maybe reading back through some of your old blog posts would help. It would be a great reminder of all God has done for you before. He hasn’t changed. He will continue to care and provide. (I Peter 5:7) It would also be a reminder of all the people who care and pray for you. How is the VBS going? Is that weighing on you? Just some thoughts. Hugs!

  2. Lisa

    Things like that encourage us all–I’m glad He gave you that sign. I’m praying for you (and trying to remember the silly latin books!!!)

  3. Pam

    Caring about you……praying for you…..just was reminded today that I need to constantly remind myself that I AM A CHILD OF GOD…..
    Also Jerimiah 29:13…… My favorite verse…..

    Many care about you and your family
    God Bless, Pam, South Bend

  4. Theresa

    WHat a great story!

  5. Janet

    I’m praying for you, Lizzie. God bless you.

  6. Eunice

    Thank you so much for sharing your story , just awesome! I have done the same thing ..wasting time worring about something and all along God always has it all under control !
    God bless you & keep you !

  7. Senkyoushi

    I love when the Lord does things like that. I’ve been going through some anxious waters myself lately. I spent a lot of time in Psalm 37 last week and it was a great encouragement to me. Praying for you!

  8. Robin in New Jersey

    I know how you feel, Lizzie. We are in the same boat right now. I will pray for you. Aren’t you doing VBS this week? Satan always attacks during VBS week. Ask me how I know?!

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