“God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28).
This verse has been very important in my restoration journey. Every time I see something I don’t understand, I go back to remember this verse, because GOD always turns thing around and makes things work for our good. In the particular case I will describe in my praise report, He uses, or he causes a situation that could be stressful, to a problem solve for one of my financial needs. Only God could have done this way. HIS humor sense is unimaginable.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matt. 6:33) During these trials I have understood that our JOY, Peace, love, and everything must come from the LORD and that when you are focused on HIM only He will take care of the rest.
Even though at the beginning of my journey I was so worried about my needs, Now because I want to be close to him every day I have no fear because I know he will take care of me and the desires of my heart.
I apologize if this praise report is too long, but I am too excited to submit my first praise report 🙂 I want to give all praise to my HH for all He’s done for me during this journey. Not only He has provided for me and my daughter financially, but He has done great changes within me that I don’t even recognize. I can’t describe in words the peace, joy and freedom I feel every day of my life, but I can tell you that this is real and that you should experience it yourself because is amazing.
During my separation (over a year ago) I have received innumerable financial blessings from my HH. When my EH left I was so afraid to face financial decisions, to handle money and pay bills, I did not even know how to do all these things, and looking at my income at that time the future was uncertain as I was not making enough money to meet all the needs; I had too many debts, car payments, insurance, etc., and here I was facing the giant. So I took the decision to give all these to the LORD, and immediately I started tithing to RMI, this is a principle that I have strongly believed before but I had stopped applying in my life due to obedience to my EH who was obviously against. Well, by that moment I told myself and GOD, no matter the situation my tithes will never be compromised because that belongs to the LORD, not me, and I have to tell you since that day my tithes have never been compromised.
Shortly after my EH left, I got a promotion at work and my salary was increased, giving me the exact income to meet all the basic needs (food, rent, insurance, gas) but I could not meet my debts and my family back home whom I occasionally support. I knew the Government was sending us a monthly amount of money for child support for our daughter (that is under my custody), that was coming to my name but at the sharing bank account my EH was taking care of, so because I was afraid of his reaction if I asked him, I just decided to let GOD take over that situation.
Well, during this time my HH provided, because He says He will in his word, HE is my provider; sometimes when I checked my budget and realized I was going to be in red that particular month from somewhere or someone (even my EH) the exact amount of money showed up to meet our needs. Months went by of this situation, until one Sunday night my EH called me to asked me If I was taking money out of his account (which wasn’t only his because like I said before it was a shared account), obviously I said no, and he asked me to find out with the bank, well It turned out that “somebody” took his money out on his account, put it all in mine account (by this time I had already opened my own) and then stole the whole money. I spoke to the bank, they told they will fix it and nobody was going to lose any money.
They did fix the problem in two days, but my EH was already too mad and not trusting me at all that he decided to close down that account and have nothing to be with me. I was asking GOD why this was happening, my EH was already detesting me and now this, I had nothing to do with this, but he did not believe me, so I cried a little and that was it.
Well guess what,? A couple weeks after I received a cheque from the government for child support for my daughter. Due to the bank account closing the account, the government tried to deposit the money to this account but It was rejected, so they sent me a cheque. Was in this moment I understood that “that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28). This was part of His plan to return that Money to us because we needed. When I told my husband he was very mad, so I asked him if he wanted the money back to his account, but he said just leave it I don’t care, and then I knew I should not say anything else, my HH wanted the money for us to meet our needs as he promises in his Word that He is my provider.
Once you focus on HIM and his kingdom He will take care of the rest, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matt. 6:33). So since that day, I have been getting my daughter’s child’s support without even asking or arguing with my EH. Isn’t GOD so good?? This is only a short story of how GOD has been blessing me, I have much more to share, but I will do it in another praise report because it will take me a book. All I can say now is that I have been able to pay off debts in record time, same debts that I was expecting to pay off in 4 years’ time, I am also helping my family back home and not only occasionally as before but monthly and I am even helping my EH out financially, which has been a surprise to him who does not understand where the money is coming from, and the best part of this is that my tithes have never been compromised, because GOD is faithful.
I hope this help you ladies to understand that the LORD is all we really need!
~ Carolina in Canada
Do you want to PRAISE Him for your finances due to you tithing? Remember, Matthew 7:13-14 tells us to “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”
And Psalm 100:4 tells us HOW to Enter— “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”
Be sure to submit a Praise Report today and enter through that narrow gate few ever find!