Remember what happened the last time I prayed that God would provide us money from unexpected places? Our motorcycle got stolen. And we did get some money from it (because we didn’t have a loan on it and we didn’t buy another motorcycle), but that made me a little shy to keep praying that prayer.
So I stopped praying it. And then sometimes I would pray it hesitantly, always adding the footnote, “but I don’t really want anything else stolen.”
Finally, I got my nerve back. And I started praying in earnest.
And then Chef got rear-ended and slammed into the car in front of him, totaling his Scion. Really, God? Again?
So Chef is working with the insurance company to get payment worked out. We will get enough to pay off the loan — which is very exciting. But the question is whether there will be enough left over to purchase a comparable, reliable car. I am thankful that Chef has a brother and an uncle who are good at finding good deals on cars, so that will be helpful. We do not intend to get another loan to purchase a car, but it may be difficult to find a vehicle of the appropriate size for deliveries that is in good shape and doesn’t require constant repairs.
I’m hesitantly thanking God for his provision. I think.
Now, I have to add here that in the mean time, we were also given a large financial gift which we hope will cover all or most of my upcoming foot surgery (after insurance). Plus we made $106 on our garage sale, and Chef already wrote a check in that amount to Discover. Hooray! So God is answering my prayer, but the whole car thing… well, I didn’t exactly want that. Getting rid of that loan will be really nice… but I’m becoming rather afraid of praying — at least praying for money from unexpected places.