Thursday, October 9, 2008

God is so GOOD!

This may seem insignificant to some, but to me it was a direct answer to prayer. Like a lot of families (especially one income families) we're tightening our belts and spending money only on what is most important. Our needs. Not wants. And even then, things are tight. So, it's time to buy Ruthie some new shoes... she only has one pair that fit and they're getting very close to not fitting.

And, Ruthie is a DIFFICULT little girl to buy shoes for... She has the tiniest ankles and heels and a very narrow foot. So, all of the super cute and realitivey inexpensive shoes that you may find at say... Target... NEVER fit her feet. They just fall right off. It's not even close enough to be "good enough"...

So, to put shoes on Ruthie's feet that actually fit right and won't trip her when she walks... assuming she actually learns to walk sometime soon... we must go to Stride Rite. Any parents out there who have ever bought their child shoes know that this is an expensive endeavor. I mean, the kids shoes there are more than I spend on my own shoes...

But, It's to the point where we can't put it off any longer and with the next paycheck we're going to take a trip to Stride Rite and mortgage some shoes. I've been praying about our budget asking God what I can do to help alleviate it (it seems that 1/2 of the budget is going to gas and if those prices ever drop we'll be in good shape!) when in the mail... email... came a coveted coupon from Stride Rite. 15% off!!! I can't believe it. Just in time for our purchase.

God so knows the exact timing of all our needs, and just like the Bible says in Matthew 6:25-27, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?

4 comments:

Alana said...

I love stories like that! He cares about us...even in the little things!

Abigail said...

That's awesome! :)

Suzanne said...

I totally understand how you feel! This week, every month, is very hard for us. Rent gets paid, money doesn't come in when we need it, the cupboards and fridge end up pretty bare. I am trying very hard to learn and put into practice praising God in plenty AND in want. :-) Not easy, but I am trying. Anyway, this week a very generous Publix gift card came Fed X. I have no idea who sent it, but I am grateful beyond belief. Whoever it was allowed God to use them to bless us.
I am so happy for you and for your coupon! God is so good and always takes care of us.
Suzanne

Janelle said...

Have you ever heard of Just Between Friends? You should check out the website and see if there is a sale where you live. It is a MASSIVE consignment sale two times/year. Lots of bargains on all things kids. Also a great opportunity to make money when you are ready to sell.