Over the years of my Christian life, I have heard the phrases, "God will take care of you," "God will provide," and "God will supply your needs!" I have always believed those phrases and have known that, yes, God will take care of me. I have to admit, I believe but I don't give it a second thought most of the time because I know He is always there. This past winter, I went through an experience that showed me how much God watches over me and takes care of my needs.
Last fall, I met with two gentlemen about installing a generator in my home. Since I have some health issues which could be a serious problem should the power go out for very long, thus no heat, I inquired about a product to keep the heat going. Also, it'd be good to prevent the refrigerator from being off for too long and my hot tub from freezing up ruining it. For me, buying a plug-in generator wasn't ideal because of the challenges of plugging it in during a storm and keeping it running. So, an installed generator was needed and we entered into a contract to have one installed.
During the days leading up to the installation, the gentleman I contracted with became ill. He wasn't sure when he would be able to do the work but would get back to me soon. I trusted the man because he is a leader in our church so I wasn't too worried about not getting a generator probably before winter's end.
Our winter season started out warm but on January 3, it quickly turned cold along with our first snowstorm of the season. I prepared for it by doing the usual country prep and said a few prayers asking God to protect us from the cold and keep the power on. The snowstorm turned out to be a beautiful snow of around 5-6 inches with enough ice to cause travel problems on I-95. Not too long after, we had really cold temperatures in the teens and more snowstorms.
The winter season was one of the coldest and snowiest in many years. Many people had several days of no power which caused more than a few problems for them. We never lost power. I never had to worry about getting too cold. As I look back, I realize it was God's Hand taking care of us keeping the power on and stopping me from worrying about the weather.
I will remember this winter for many years to come and how God took care of me. To learn more about God, Jesus, and the Bible, please visit Peace With God.