“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Heb 11:1
That’s one of my favorite verses from the Bible. When all else fails, I have faith. I know I can give it to God and He will take care of me.
In 2010 I lost my job in corporate America and followed my lifelong dream of being a professional writer. That meant some weeks we had less money than the bills we had to pay. One month we were $75 short on rent. I prayed, gave it to God and there was money to cover rent when I wrote the check.
I can’t explain it except that I had a little faith.
In 2012 my boyfriend of ten years and I broke up. I prayed and God put it on my heart to make a list of the kind of man I wanted in my life. I am an independent woman business owner. It’s a tall order to fill; my feeling was (and is) that I would rather be alone than with the wrong person. I made a list, prayed, gave the list and my worry to God and put the list away.
In early 2013 I went bowling on a rainy Saturday. I don’t bowl very often but I have a pair of bowling shoes from a league I was in years ago. I don’t go out on rainy days but I did. I met a wonderful man who became a friend and then much more. He is the love of my life.
While our lives have many moving parts, there has been no point in our relationship when I would walk away. We communicate and have built a relationship on giving, not taking. That doesn’t just happen. I don’t believe it happened without a little faith. It also happened when neither of us were looking. I hear that happens a lot.
All I know is that I have faith that God will take care of me. That’s all I have every day when I wake up and every night when I fall asleep. Everything else is temporary.