Stephan and I have been praying a lot lately about this summer and our finances. Since neither of us has certain income for the next couple of months, we’ve been praying God will help us to make ends meet. We would like to avoid dipping into our savings, but of course we will if we have to.
We try to go away every year — sometimes farther than others — for our anniversary. We had our trip planned… and then the check engine light came on in my car. We knew we’d probably need to get it checked out before our trip, which was coming up the very next week. I prayed that it would be something little and insignificant. Like a loose connection, and the mechanic would just have to plug something back in. I prayed that God would fix the car.
And then… the check engine light went off.
I’m keeping an eye on it, and if it goes on again, we’ll take it in. But for now, I’m rejoicing that God healed my car!
We’ve had some mix-ups with our auto insurance bill over the past couple of months. Stephan used to get the bill in his email, but since he removed one truck from the policy and added another, the emails have not come. In April, he contacted the agent who sent him the bill. But then he still didn’t get the May bill, so he called again. He found out that because it was the end of the policy term, there is no bill for May! Amazing! That’s a bill we were planning to have to pay that now we don’t have to pay.
Sometimes God answers prayers in little, unexpected ways. It makes me smile.