She had charcoal black hair, olive-toned skin, beautiful black eyes, and a smile that could light up a room. As Elizabeth approached me at the Desperate for God women’s conference she began by saying how blessed she had been the night before by the message. She had been living the last year of her life trying to be sure she gave God complete control of her life.
In August 2008 Elizabeth’s husband had lost his job. Elizabeth’s family is from India. They have no family here, so they have had to make it through this difficult time relying on their heavenly Father. The couple has three children and the financial demands of life have been the same even though they have had little money coming in. One time in particular Elizabeth remembered calling out to God. The baby had no diapers and they had no money to purchase any. She no longer had detergent and the basic things the baby needed. Within a few hours of Elizabeth’s petition to God, an unbelieving friend showed up at her door with diapers, wipes, detergent, baby wash and shampoo. Elizabeth’s eyes shined as she said, “Jehovah Jireh provided for me.”
That evening she received a call from a survey company asking if she would answer a few questions. For her time they sent her diapers and a $20 check. The survey was ongoing and each time she answered the questions she was sent diapers and a check for $20. She reached in her purse and took out a check for $20 and said, that has been a year ago and I am still receiving diapers and a check each time.
Another time her children needed clothing. Again she cried out to God, and an anonymous donor left a gift card on the front door of her home. The sender of the card signed the name, “From the Lord.” God had used human hands once again to meet their needs. The card was for $250 and they were able to buy their children the winter clothes they needed. God sent clothes again through a lady in neighborhood. Elizabeth remarked that they were “better brand names than we could ever afford.” Isn’t that just like God to send the very best?
There is not enough space to write about all the ways God has blessed Elizabeth’s family. Through the process, God has allowed her to tell many about how God is taking care of her family’s needs. She has witnessed to several Hindu friends who need to know that God is real and that He answers the prayers of His children. Please pray for Elizabeth and her family as well as many in our country right now who are experiencing financial difficulties.
If you are one of those struggling financially, ask God to provide for your needs. As God provides, be sure to share your blessings with others. God may use your testimony to draw others to Himself.
From the archives of Mentoring Moments for Christian Women.