For Thou Lord Art Good and Ready to Forgive


Since buying this home in May of 2013, we have been taken financially at every turn, every month. The Lord does chastises whom He calls sons and we are gracious that we are being chastised because it is for our own good in that we do not sin in this area again and we have hope because there will be a day when we will be relieved of this burden:

Just the other day my husband informed me that we were able to save $250 this month. I went into town to my doctor’s appointment and I took a part to Home Depot from our leaky faucet in our bathroom shower. Matthew retrofitted a screwdriver in the piece at home so they could still keep the water on while I was in town. When I got home (without the new part as they didn’t have this unique one), Matthew proceeded to put the old part in. It would not work now. So, whenever we turned the water back on, water would pour out of the faucet from the bathroom tub. We had to call a plumber so we could have water again. There went our extra money for the month again.

I walked into the kitchen that evening to turn on the water. There was a little drip I hadn’t seen before. I knew the Lord was allowing these things to happen. He wants us to learn through our sufferings. I went quickly to my husband and shared, “We really need to pray that the Lord will move us soon.” I shared with him about the drip in the kitchen faucet. This was just another thing from the monthly woes since we’ve moved in.

Later that evening, Matthew came into the office to share that he opened the Bible to this. He knew it was the Lord. I knew it was the Lord speaking to us through His beautiful Word. We have hope! I don’t know when it will happen but we have hope! Here it is:

Ps 86:1-8

1 Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

I am so happy. My husband now has a fervor to pray without ceasing regarding our departure from here. I have always felt that the Lord wants us to both pray about this home continually like the woman who went to the judge continuously and finally he decided to hear her case. I believe that the Lord wants us to fully know that it was He who sold this home and decided to move us when it does happen, so we can give credit no where else. I remember moving into this home and thinking, “I’m glad we’re not moving again, we would never be able to sell this house.”

Today, my husband drove the garbage up the hill to our big dumpster. The 4 wheel drive went out (Last month we had to purchase new tires for the truck as we kept blowing used ones). We need 4 wheel drive up here. It is icy, snowy, sleet and there are many hills with big drop offs to get to our home. I felt calm when I found out the news. I shared with Matthew that the Lord was allowing these things because He never wants us to forget how it was living here. Thank God, I looked up on Google when the 4 wheel drive goes out, and our truck came up on the top. I found that there are some wires below the door that get caked with grime and often that is the problem. Matthew went down to juggle things around under there and it worked. He had already made an appointment so he still took the truck in to his appointment with the article and they looked under the truck to find 2 inches of grime under there where the wires are. No other problems with the 4 wheel drive and only $37 later….

But, we wonder about next month. My car sits on the top of the hill next to the barn with a bad fuel pump. Every month something turns up that we get by but barely. It is no way for a Christian to live… and to have a luxury home to show for it. We are still in high repentance and daily. We have opened our hand to this house and closed the other fist to being able to take care of daily matters. How we should have the fist closed on the house, having it paid off, and have our other hand open to daily matters and needs.

How we have hope renewed again though because the Lord is so good and ready to forgive. He will not allow us to fall. I do love that verse though it is hard; “Thou He slay me, yet I will trust Him.” I know one day we will drive from this house and we will be in a new season of “showers of blessings” as the Bible says. We will do the right thing and have the opportunity to pay off a home. We’ll be able to help others as led by the Lord. I cannot guess as to when He will move us but I can have hope again that maybe it won’t be too much longer.


6 thoughts on “For Thou Lord Art Good and Ready to Forgive

  1. A very beautiful and comforting scripture. Glory to God for His mercy, grace and love. I need them all daily. I will continue to pray your home sells quickly and will ad to that, that nothing more breaks or needs repair. Blessings!

  2. I can so relate. Even though we have not had big expenses yet for our properties we invested in rather than putting money in the bank, we have suffered because they won’t sell. At one time they were worth a lot. Now not so much. The Lord is teaching us this lesson as well. Not to suffer, but to lean on Him stronger. :o)
    ((((HUGS)))) and prayers

    I also wanted to answer 2 things I should have responded to before! :o) When you use coconut flour it soaks up a lot of liquid. Bruce Fife has a website (sorry can’t recall right now) and a coconut flour cookbook that explains this well. :o)

    As for sewing- yes eventually God blessed me with a gift of figuring out easy short cuts to my basic sewing. Sewing used to frustrate me to no end! I make sure to pray long and hard each day over my frustrations- as I’m sure you do too!
    He did the same with my cooking- I used to buy sale ingredients and find no use for them- the Lord answered and has gifted me with the ability to find a way to not only make them edible but the kids love them :o) Example we had several cans of big white beans. The kids did not like them. I pureed them and added them to their Ramen- they didn’t know they were there! Often muffin mixes are on sale cheap, I bought quite a few for baking for an adult son who now declines to visit now. I added extra flour, eggs, oil, milk and made them into pancakes :o) The kids here had eaten so many of the muffins they were tired of that muffin flavor. They enjoyed the pancakes- I added blueberries too. I also found a few dump cake recipes- one with a lrg. can of peaches, 2 eggs and a cake mix. I subbed 2 muff mixes- it was tasty. We are emptying our pantry of our less healthy items as the Lord sends me creative ways :o)
    I often tell me kids, that yes I discipline them now, but soon only God will, as he does me. He is the perfect Father. :o)

    • Thank you so much for writing me Elizabeth. I am sorry to hear about your properties. Maybe it’s not time to sell… Who knows? I am sorry you have suffered because of your investments but am glad to hear you are learning some things through this. : ( It sounds like you were trying to do the right thing.

      Thank you for sharing about the coconut flour. I will have to look up Bruce’s name regarding the flour. I am glad to hear the Lord has done a lot for you with your cooking. Cooking has always been like a gift to me, very easy. But what you shared about your beans reminds me of where we are at lately. Our poor kids have been eating oatmeal for 8 years for breakfast. Sometimes as muesli, sometimes as granola and often just as oatmeal. They are tired of it, I can tell because they aren’t finishing their bowls like they used to. So, I took out a bag of apricots from the freezer (we got from our neighbors), put them in a pan and put oats, stevia, coconut and melted butter on top. I cooked it until it was done and they ate it warmed for breakfast this morning with stevia sweetened kefir on it. They ate it all up! Sometimes we need to be creative I guess…. : ) I’m sure some healthy oatmeal cookies or bread would get eaten up too. Anyways, I love your creative ideas with your muffin mixes and making them into pancakes. I’m glad to hear you are able to clean out your cupboards and use the stuff. If you have a minute to see if Azure Standard delivers to your State, it would be worth looking into. They sell bulk foods online with a very small delivery fee (you have to pick it up). I got it as far East as Iowa so I’m not sure if you can get it where you are at.

      I’m sorry to hear about your son. I have a daughter like that. : ( We have a lot in common. I hope you two can reconcile one day.

      Thank you for sharing about the sewing. I thought about your post today and realized while standing in my kitchen that I have never prayed with “sincerity” about my sewing. I think your post brought me to that realization. Thank you. I know if I pray with sincerity, He will help me. He’s never not. Sometimes it just takes a while. : )

      Thank you again for writing me. It has blessed me this day!

    • Thank you for writing me here Jacqueline! And thank you for the nice things that you shared. I let my husband read your nice comment and he wanted to share that he really appreciates the encouragement. A little encouragement with him goes a long way. He is a grateful man. : ) Take care and thank you for visiting here.

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