There is a hole in our yard, five feet deep, that tunnels three feet back. It is so big that three grown men can get inside it and keep digging. . . I have prayed with trust that God would help us repair the problem with minimal price and trouble.
We have a leak in our pool plumbing. We’ve had it a year. We knew it would be expensive to repair, and so we froze up. It took us a year to face the problem.
Then we up and decided: it was time. So a company came out and found approximately where it was, underneath our concrete. Then quoted us a small fortune to have it repaired.
Ron’s response: heck no! I can do that myself!
He hired some guys to dig–a lot.
Then Ron’s dad came into town and threw himself into the project.
No luck: the company had been wrong about the location. So we had to decide: do we block these off and run whole new pipes?
My prayers kicked in to high gear, as Ron and his dad were making a tough decision. Ron decided: we keep digging and look for the hole.
Result: we found TWO leaks! We only needed a little more digging (very low cost) and found a second leak, that would not have been repaired if we had rerouted pipes. That was a HUGE answer to prayer!
I know Ron sweated through it, but I sort of glided. I knew God was wanting to teach me to trust Him.
I did (against all odds), and we found the leak we were looking for plus another, all for minimal expense.
As we enter Divine Mercy Sunday this Sunday, the message is: “Jesus, I trust in you.” This message is not for quaint, theoretical whims: this is for multi-thousand dollar projects too! Thank you, Lord, for turning it into a relatively quick, simple, and inexpensive project. You ARE trustworthy in ALL things!