Ps. 11:3: “What can an honest person do when everything crumbles?”
We were definitely overcharged, but the lady at the front desk insisted that we weren’t. We’d calmly and kindly conceded, paying the full amount she’d requested, but we drove away with the feeling that we’d just been robbed.
For 2 months in a row, we couldn’t get the office to change the amount due, even though our circumstances had changed. Emails were sent back and forth, phone calls were made, and we finally made an in-person visit. They were all very kind and helpful, but the amount never made its way back to our checking account.
And then, my husband needed surgery. We are a 1-income family. Medical tests were being done and the bills were already coming in. We planned as far in advance for living on short-term disability pay as we could, and all we could do was trust God with the rest. His Word has promised that He will supply all of our needs. His Word also gives a promise when it comes to tithing. And so we hunkered down, in faith, and decided not to worry about the math, but to continue to put our faith in Him.
Here is where God showed out! Right when we needed the money the most, we got the refund from months before from when we knew we’d been overcharged. Suddenly, the other money made its way into our bank account. And out of the blue, a couple of other refunds that we weren’t even aware of or anticipating found their way into our bank account, as well.
God knew when we would need that money the most, and He had been holding that money in trust for us that whole time! Its just beautiful and amazing to me how He works!
I am so grateful that we did not “show out” or act rude and ugly to the other people involved when we knew we’d been overcharged those 2 times. It was God working in both of those situations, making plans for our future.
Here are a couple of takeaways:
- God is faithful to His Word: He still supplies the needs of His people.
- Behaving well, even when things seem unfair or uncertain, is never the wrong thing to do.