Although we had sent our tax returns in, we discovered that Julie had not earned enough in her small home based business to warrant receiving the stimulus package. Not daunted, though disappointed, Julie prayed for the money to be provided. God is an amazing God! We recently received a gift from someone for $900.00 in the post in answer to Julie’s prayer. We have more than enough for her to go on the missions trip and our faith in our gracious God has once again increased.
God graciously provided manna in the wilderness for a complaining people. If I were God I would probably give them nothing until they repented, but God in His grace seeks to increase their faith as they witness His great faithfulness.
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