this past week God had been pointing out my prayerless and rekindling a desire in me to pray about everything. i am a busy mom of two babies and prayer often goes on the back burner and i tend to "more important" things.
i have been repenting of this lack of faith and praying for more dependance on God and a deeper desire to pray. today God was very tender and gracious to me and did just that, through another prayer of mine.
you see on saturday our washing machine died. i sent our landlords a text message about it, not being sure if they would want to try to get it fixed (but its a very old machine... i think its really dead dead) or expect us to get another one or what.
i have been worrying about it since then. if we have to pay for it, how will we fit it in our budget? what is a good brand to buy? should we get new or used? alex's back is hurt... who will move it? whose truck will we borrow to get it here? and on and on, such fruitless worrying thoughts.
but this morning i prayed that God would provide us a new washer with no cost or work on our part. as i was praying He gave me the faith to stop worrying and just trust him with it.
and a couple hours later i got a text from our land lords saying they will get a new one and have it delivered hopefully some time this week! not only is this a huge relief, but a reminder to bring all things to my Father, and to not try to handle life (even the mundane things) on my own.
what a tender and gracious God i serve!
"a bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory;" matthew 12:20