Trusting is Hard, but Sometimes That's All We Have.

I hadn't been in my new house maybe two years, if that. That's when I got a call that one of two couples I had owner financed  two houses with were moving out. Just a few months later I got a second call and the other couple was moving out of the other house.

I've never been rich. I was just getting by as it was. Now I have to some how make three house payments. If that wasn't bad enough, both houses were double wides and the government had quit backing loans on manufactured homes. I thought I was done for financially. But I made up my mind that no matter what happened, I was going to praise God anyway. Seemed to me, He didn't get me into this mess, and it wasn't fair to blame Him.

The short version is that not one, but two ladies came along, both with good credit and 50% down. I helped them both find financing and in a short period of time both houses sold, and I made a nice profit. But it could have gone the other way.

I'd like to think that I would have still praised God had the worst happened. But I never got the chance to put that to the test.  I'm telling this story because I know someone out their is going though a tough time right now. Maybe something worse than what I went through.

I want to encourage you to not give up. When things are at their worst, that's when God is often at His best. Have faith, test His faithfulness. I'm not promising that it'll all work out. But I am saying God is good all the time. We cannot know the outcome, but we can trust He does.

What the devil means for evil, God can turn to good! Stay faithful and watch him work!

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