God Will Provide

Like many couples, we were often struggling to pay our rent. And then I got pregnant — again — this time with our eighth child. Lord, why are you doing this to us? I wondered. How can we accommodate this additional expense?
I thought about getting employment outside of our home, but felt that would never do for several reasons. I strongly doubted if the Lord would encourage any mother with young children to take that route. So we prayed and waited. During the waiting time the Lord gave me this precious verse: “Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages” (Ex. 2:99And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. (Exodus 2:9)).
We didn’t have to wait very long until our loving Father provided fully for our care. We inherited a home, a large suitable house — just what we needed at that time. What a loving gift from our heavenly Father — my wages! “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:1717Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17)).