I wrote this a while ago, but I wanted to share it.
It is so great to see the Lord's work. Sometimes the hard times make it difficult to see the Lord's hand, but I am always reminded in some way. For instance, the other day a coworker of mine had to take her car in to be fixed. She does not have the money to pay a big bill on her car so she was praying that the bill wouldn't be too huge. In the end it cost $18 to fix her car. She was shocked and found out that amount included the payment for the labor. She went on to ask how much it would cost to get a tune-up for her car and the mechanic said they checked for that also and the car didn't need one. Wow! What a huge blessing from the Lord.
My co-workers and I were talking about this situation and one of them said that it is great to be around believers who encourage others by telling these kinds of situations. We serve such an awesome God. This great God has a plan for everything. This is something we have been talking about in the class I teach at work. (A class of 5 & 6 year-olds) We have been reading through a book called The Lamb. It has been such a great reminder of how God has a plan and we need to trust Him and not simply ourselves.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11