Our youngest daughter was on her way home New Year’s Day from Missouri. Her and her two friends stopped to take a photo at the St. Louis arch. Ellie decided she didn’t want to get out for the photo because she had shorts on and it was freezing outside. At the last-minute she hopped out of the car and seconds later someone stole the car just 10 ft. from where they were standing (thank You Lord for prompting Ellie to get out of the car)!
The police found the car but all their stuff was gone; Bibles, computers, phones, money, ID’s, credit cards and suitcases loaded with all their clothes. The police kept the car for 24 hours to get finger prints and such. Friends helped get money to them for the trip home and the next day they traveled the final 17 hours home to safety!
The insurance company didn’t want to cover Ellie because she’s not under the car that was stole n’s insurance. We called our insurance company and found that we have a $1000 deductible! Ellie lost her computer, iPhone and her clothes! Oh my!
Ellie went back to college this past weekend with no phone nor computer. Sunday night she called us from a friend’s phone crying(Ellie never cries)— she had a fever over 103 degrees.
We left our house immediately to go get her. Right before we left we got a call from our other daughter in NYC, she was sick and in the emergency room! We walked outside to get our shoes before leaving the house and the dog was throwing up!
Earlier that day we got a call about our Lowe’s Credit Card. They said we hadn’t paid our bill for three months! We had! We paid them through our online bank account, on time had proof! We were put on hold for 30 min’s for the operator to talk to a manager. He never came back to the phone. Oh my!
You’ve had those days too haven’t you! It was all getting to me.
Before Ellie’s call Dale had been reading from the book of Job. Dale actually read verses to me right before the call. Job was an upright godly man and endured affliction way beyond description. No matter how bad things got for Job, he never doubted nor compromised what he believed about God. Job lived pure and holy and prayed believing in middle of every hardship. James 5:16 says that “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”. After Job lived and prayed through the crucible God richly blessed him more than a hundred fold.
The Word supernaturally pumped us with His strength for our trip to get Ellie. While we drove, we prayed out loud and our confidence rose. We rebuked Satan and his plans to harm us and asked for God’s protection, power, provisions and healing.
Ellie’s home recovering, she is better. Jennifer, Daughter in NYC is better. Dale got Lowe’s straightened out. The dog is all better and to top it all off—A godly woman whom I’ve never met sent an email today saying she bought Ellie a computer this morning! We’ll have it in two days! Thank You Jesus for healing, protecting and providing for us!