Sunday, May 24, 2015

Money, Money, Money

By Andrea Merrell

I opened the ominous-looking letter from the IRS and the words jumped off the page and smacked me in the face: Proposed changes to your 2012 form 1040, amount due $6,030.

Yikes! Somehow there had been a mistake in our 2012 return. This resulted in an amended tax return, a small check to the government, and a payment plan that would stretch out for seventy-two months. It was like paying for a used car and not being able to drive it.

That in itself would have been bad enough, but the very same day we mailed the check to the IRS, another check was written for $600 for car repairs. A few days later, another $300 was required to fix our A/C. Then—as if we needed another emergency—my son informed me I had to get another computer … quickly. I watched as our money flew out the window.

Everything seems to happen at once. The old cliché is true: “When it rains, it pours.” Sometimes I feel like I’m in a torrential downpour with golf-ball-sized hail, but God is always there to shelter and protect me. He has proven time and again that He is my provider and constant source of supply. As a tither and giver, I have a covenant with Him and He has promised to supply everything I need. Nothing is too hard for Him and nothing catches Him by surprise.

If you find yourself in a hard place with a pressing financial need, trust in the Lord. When things look impossible, that’s when He works the best. He will always make a way.


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