♕ Today's Promise: "You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people". Genesis 50:20
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As you know in these last few months the kids were seldom with me and there are so many ways that my Heavenly Husband used it for good that I just want to share His loving-kindness with all of you. This has been a very difficult time for me to be away from my children for so long and the last time was 3 weeks without seeing them.
As I was talking to the Lord, He showed me how He turned it all around and used it for good. First of all, when you are away from your children for so long, you get a new appreciation for the time you do have together. Every time they would ask me to do something with them, I will leave what I am busy with and spend time with them because suddenly all the other things just fade away when you have limited time available.
I was able to save a bit of money and buy myself a new set of pots. Mine was 20 years old and falling apart. With my kids here, I would not have been able to save up the money for that so quickly:)
Usually, when they are visiting their dad, I call them once a week. These last 3 weeks, I am sure that every time I asked if I can call my kids, the Lord said "No". I was not certain if this is something that was from Him, because this is not something that I could confirm in the bible. But I knew that in these circumstances, what I should do is nothing until I am at peace that this is what I should do.
My Former Husband was phoning me during the first two weeks and he never mentioned me not calling the kids, but the last week (week 3) they went away on holiday for the week so he was not able to phone.
As it turned out, I was not feeling well that week and I was supposed to take my FMIL (Former Mother In Law) to the shops, but I had to cancel because I did not want to give her whatever bug I have.
The Sunday my children were to come back, my Former Husband phoned while he was out filling up the car with diesel and he called me and very worried about me asked if I was okay.
Now at this stage I have totally forgot that I was not feeling well because the worst was over. Turned out my FMIL(Former Mother In Law) told him I was not feeling well and because I did not phone the kids, he had no way to check up on me because they were on vacation, he was never alone to call to me.
My Heavenly Husband showed me in this way that my Former Husband cared and was worried when he did not hear from me, even if it was just when I called the kids so he could know I am okay.
Isn't He just wonderful, the way He turns things around and uses it for good? You know of course that there is always more...
Turns out my children are writing exams which they have to do at school, but because there is only 50% of children allowed at school, the grades cannot all write together, which means a 3 week exam period is now stretched out to a 6 week period and therefore my kids will be with me during the week for the next 6 weeks!!!
He took the 3 weeks, blessed me double with 6 weeks and still poured out all these other blessing upon me!!! How can you not just fall in love all over again with Heavenly Husband that just heap blessings upon blessings.
I just need to tell you, that of course I cried because I missed my children. Of course my flesh wanted to phone them. I can know that with every tear that fell, He was right next to me comforting me and weaving this into His pattern of restoration in my life.
And maybe I am not saving lives, but I sure hope that my testimony will at least give you the hope to just continue trusting Him, knowing that what He did for me, He can do for you, no matter your circumstances, because He loves you with an everlasting love!