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Double Dose of God’s Faithfulness

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I feel like something has shifted in my life since I’ve (re)started this Everyday Testimony project. I’m looking for testimonies in my life. It’s not just about writing a post every week; I feel like I’m learning to see through the lens of thankfulness.

And this week we received a double blessing. I’ve been learning to be thankful for the delays, but I certainly won’t forget to be thankful for the completion as well.

This week two longstanding delays were resolved in our lives.

#1 Our house finally closed!

Phew. I’m breathing a sigh of relief just writing this. Thursday afternoon we got to sign on the house we originally saw two years ago. The journey has been intense at times, but God is concerned with all that concerns us. He is faithful!

I’ve told several people that I wasn’t so much concerned that everything would go through. I believe God has directed us and I knew He would complete it. The pressure came from that pesky question of “when?” We are so thankful to have the opportunity to settle after two years in Oklahoma.

#2 A looming financial situation is over.

Back in May, I discovered an error in the spreadsheet I used for my business taxes from 2013. It was a big one. In my formula, I had run together two deposits so that what should have been 150 and 50 was shown as 15,050.

We talked with our accountant about what to do and sort of put it on the back-burner until June in maybe some of our most difficult financial times we received a letter from the IRS saying we hadn’t reported all our income for 2013 and owed over a $1000 more.

Upon investigating, we found it was true. When we moved we used the money from retirement accounts for both me and Andrea. Her tax form was submitted and mine wasn’t (and mine was the larger sum).

I tried not to freak out (and failed), but we requested a 30 day extension and finally got all our documents together with our accountant. We showed the error and the bank statements and prayed that would be enough.

After we got it all to them, they said it could be up to 90 days before we get an update; but last week I got a letter from them showing a proposed refund amount (and a rather large one)! With the lowered income, things had to be recalculated and that meant instead of owing the IRS more money, we actually got money back as a check was delivered this week!

I’m thankful. I marvel. I’m reminded again that the stuff I freak about does not worry God in the least. If I can stay grounded in trusting Him, I can face anything.

I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up,
And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O Lord my God,
I cried to You for help, and You healed me. –Psalm 30:1-2

Will you praise God with me? What are you thankful for this week?


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4 Comments

  1. Yes, you have been richly blessed, Jason! God is so faithful, always and in all circumstances.
    Blessings!
    Martha Orlando recently posted..A Crown to the AgedMy Profile

    • I agree! We are blessed and thankful, Martha! Thanks so much. 🙂

  2. I love stories when *God shows up* -- (He always does, doesn’t He?!)

    Great news about the tax situation! It’s a wonder how things turn around sometimes. I must remember that when I freak out!

    This week I am thankful that the Lord is helping to heal my mom of a rather sudden and dramatic gum infection. At almost 83, it scared all of us. But she is doing so, so much better -- and I am so, so thankful!

    GOD BLESS!
    Sharon recently posted..PREP WORKMy Profile

    • Amen! Glad to hear your mom is better and I’ll pray for her too. Thanks Sharon!

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