God works in mysterious ways...

Since moving to Los Angeles 3 years ago, I have not been able afford a computer on my own. I know there are some cheap ones for $400 now, but after paying necessary expenses there is literally nothing left over to save.

Well, this wonderful woman from my old temp job said she had a computer that she no longer used and I was welcome to have it for FREE. She said it was a few years old and I could come pick it up whenever I wanted. When we went to her house to retrieve the computer, I was shocked at how perfect it looked. Everything was kept in pristine condition (i.e., monitor, keyboard, etc.). It's like I pulled it out of the box. The only negative is that it still has the Windows 98 operating system (which Microsoft no longer supports), but other than that everything is fine.

I had Time Warner's Roadrunner internet - cable connection installed yesterday and it works wonderfully. At first the cable guy didn't want to install it because of Windows 98. He said that the company will not support it on machines with Windows 98, because it acts extremely slow. Well, luckily for me, it's working fine - no slowdowns or anything. I no longer have to travel an hour to the closest internet cafe paying $6 an hour.

And just a few minutes ago, I got a call from an agency for an open-ended temp job beginning in two weeks. No interviewing or anything, all I have to do is START. Nine-five percent of the temp jobs offered to me in Los Angeles requires a resume submission, then an "interview". Hardly ever does one come in where I can just BEGIN.

I attribute all of this to my leaving everything up to God. I said I was no longer going to worry, get nervous or fret about anything anymore. I CAN ONLY CONTROL WHAT I CAN CONTROL. If I can't pay my bills, then I can't pay them. If my credit gets messed up, then it will just have to get messed up. I can't MAKE things happen that aren't meant to be and to just let God take care of my needs. After I declared this it was like a great weight was lifted from my shoulders and I could relax. Shortly after, things just started happening and from people and places I would never have expected.

Not trying to sound like a religous fanatic or anything, but there are times that you will have to "surrender" your worries to the Creator, especially after you've exhausted all other avenues.

Anyone else have any "miracle" stories to share? I would love to hear them.
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Your story has warmed my heart.
Thanks for sharing.
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A few years ago, [can't remember how long it's been] my Dad decided that he was going to go ahead & get the hearing aids he so badly needed.

The examination, etc. that he went thru to get tested before getting them revealed he had an aneurysm.

We are so thankful that it was caught before anything happened.

Next month will be a year since Mom found out she had lymphoma.

She fell running around out in the fields chasing a cow trying to get it into the lot at their weekend home...don't ask! lol

She luckily didn't break anything [such as a hip] but had to go for x-rays b/c she was hurting & just to be sure she was ok.

It was discovered she had cracked a rib, I believe. And a spot was noted on her lung. And I guess y'all know the rest...

We are, once again, so thankful this was caught.

God definitely does work in mysterious ways!

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And all that was very hard for me to write! Thanks for sharing...
I posted one a while back, but can't find the posting anywhere.

Anyway, my fiance and I have had a very tough year financially. We were literally scraping by at the end of last year.
One day I had to get to work, and although it was payday, I didn't want to ask my family to borrow a few dollars (as I had done many times before). Reluctantly I called a few people and couldn't get in touch with anyone.

My fiance and I sat on the couch and watched some TV. He jumped up and told me he would sit out on our front steps to think about a solution to how I would get enough gas for work the next morning.

I heard a bunch of commotion outside, but wasn't sure what it was. He came in to tell me that our neighbor across the street (also our daycare provider) had just called the police because someone had mysteriously left 5 gallons of gas in a plastic container in front of her house. It had been there all day with nobody coming back for it. The officer didn't want to take it, nor did our neighbor, so they offered it to my fiance who came over to see why the police were in front of her house.

It was truly a miracle. God literally gave me exactly what I needed.
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cool beans.
Those stories are great. I wish I could learn to not worry and put my anxieties (sp) in God's hands.
Oh, Jada1111, that's awesome! Yes, He does work in mysterious ways.

Here's my story:
In November, I was let go from my job of 6 years. I took it very hard, especially b/c the reasons they gave me were straight up BS. I immediately filed for unemployment and sometime in December it was granted. As thankful as I am to have UE, it doesn't pay a whole lot, but it's better than nothing. Anyway, my husband and I closed a checking acct in April of last year and opened a new one w/a different credit union. Well, just a few weeks ago, I get a statement from the old credit union. I'm certainly thinking 'why would I be getting a statement from them?', well, I open it and apparently, they reopened the acct b/c a deposit was made for a few thousand dollars! The money had been there since October and we had no idea. It could not have come at a better time. It was from DH being active duty for a few months last year. I thought it was weird how the credit union handled it, but that is a whole different issue. The money was certainly a blessing and the timing was perfect!
Great stories everyone....

My story - So on Febuary 11th, 2001, I got a phone call around 11 pm. I was living in NYC at the time, my parents in New Mexico. My mother called to let me know that my father had a heart attack and was in the hospital. I flew into NM on Febuary 13th. I was home for a week, helping my parents out with their business and making sure things were taken care of financially and such since my parents were over-whelmed and couldn't do it themselves. I decided then that I would go back to NYC and give my resignation to the company I was working for and move back home. I was homesick anyways...and I am very close to my dad and seeing him in the hospital made me miss home even more.

Well I flew back to NYC on Feb 20th. On the 21st I went back to work. We had a huge project due by May 1st, so I kept on working, thinking I would resign after the project. Well come May 1st, the project was extended to May 7th. So I continued on. Well on May 7th, I was told that I was being laid off. My last day would be May 11th.

Well I got servernce pay (very tiny, but better than nothing!), I was eligible for six months of Unemployment and I could go home whenever I wanted!

So, by that June, I had moved back to NM. That next year, 2002, I entered graduate school and got a really great job. In NYC as much as I liked it, I missed home and my family.

But it all worked out. I was stressed out about work and my father and quitting and moving and all that. And in the end, it worked out for the best.
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Great stories!!!

Some of you know that my Dad is waiting for a kidney transplant. My Moms brother went through a year and a half of testing in order to donate his. These are all pretty invasive tests, and during one of the last ones they found a lump on my uncles kidney.

Turns out his kidney needs to be removed, and while it is useless to my Dad, doctors keep saying that if he has never gone through all that testing for my Dad, it wouldn't have been found until it was too late.
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Great stories...
Great idea for a thread.
God has helped me in so many ways during my life and He never ceases to amaze me. The ones back when I was a single mom stick out for me.

After 11 years of marriage, my childhood sweetheart decided he wasn't happy anymore. My sons were 5 years old and 17 months at the time. He paid his child support, but I had times when I had to charge food at Walgreens. We weren't destitute or anything but it was an adjustment period! Anyway, one Sunday at church, this wonderful just recently-deceased woman (she'd known me since I was a child) came up to me and asked me how I was. We chatted and she stuck something in my hand and told me not to look at it until I got home. She'd stuck a $50 bill in my hand!

This same wonderful lady helped me later on, too. I had kept the house and the hot water heater had gone out. Didn't know how I was going to pay for it (my family would have helped but I wanted to do things on my own). This happened on a Saturday. Sunday morning at church this sweet lady and I chatted again. I didn't mention the heater as it wasn't on my mind at the time. Once again, before she left, she stuck something in my hand and told me not to look till I got home. This time she'd stuck $100 in my hand, just enough to pay for the heater at the time .

Not long after that, I had taken my son to soccer practice and I was the first one to arrive at the field. It was a very windy day and when I opened up the car door, a $20 bill was laying on the ground despite the wind blowing. I looked around at who might have lost it, but nobody was there. I thanked the good Lord and stuck it in my purse!

He helped me so much during that trying time and throughout my life since then. I'd have to say one of the best things He did for me was to keep my oldest safe when he was in Iraq during the height of the war. That may not seem quite like a miracle but I tell you, when he got off that bus and I think I was more thankful to God for him that day that when he was born !

God is SO great!
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Not to be a downer, but when I'm facing hard times, God doesn't help. He sends even more hard things for me to deal with. I never get a break. I have no good stories.
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Not to be a downer, but when I'm facing hard times, God doesn't help. He sends even more hard things for me to deal with. I never get a break. I have no good stories.
Originally Posted by spiderman5000
Oh Sweety, sometimes I feel like this too. Remain positive and good things will come eventually. Like somebody else said...sometimes you just have to quit worrying and realize you're doing the best you can.
Not to be a downer, but when I'm facing hard times, God doesn't help. He sends even more hard things for me to deal with. I never get a break. I have no good stories.
Originally Posted by spiderman5000
When I am feeling that way I think of all the things I DO have and try not to focus on the negative. Negative thoughts just brings even more negativity into your life. I'm sure if you look around you and think about what you have, you are a very blessed person despite what you might think.
You don't have to blow out my flame to make yours burn brighter.

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
A few months before my father died he was involved in a class action suit because he was exposed to asbestos in his job and was getting money from a settlement from several companies. After he died the settlement went his estate and is split 4 ways between me and my siblings.

It's not much after the lawyer fees and being divided up but sometimes the checks come to a few hundred dollars. The checks don't come so often but a few times those checks have really come in handy for me at a time when I really needed it. It's been almost 8 years since he died and we still get checks once in a while. It's like my father is still looking after me in some way eventhough he's gone.
You don't have to blow out my flame to make yours burn brighter.

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Jada 1111,
Good for you!!
I told myself that I was going to have that type of mentality about the aspects of my life that I haven't been happy with for a while. Your story gives me great inspiration to keep up that kind of thinking!! Thank you so much for sharing...you have no idea how much this helps me to know that I'm on the right track!!
I don't know if I belive in divine intervention but I will say that, when I stop worrying about something and focus on something else, that first thing tends to work itself out. I don't know how or why but it just kind of happens. I'm hoping that it continues....I've got something going on right now that I'm trying to not obsess over and in the end, I hope it goes the way I want it to go (crossing fingers).
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Not to be a downer, but when I'm facing hard times, God doesn't help. He sends even more hard things for me to deal with. I never get a break. I have no good stories.
Originally Posted by spiderman5000
Krazyblondegurl and GG are right Spiderman5000.

Don't think about the negatives and try to see POSITIVE in your situation. Be thankful for what you DO have and forget the rest. If you know you've done all you can to try to fix the situation, then you have to let it go and tell God it's in his hands now and LET HIM HANDLE IT. Tell him thank you and move on. Don't think anymore about it. If you do, you'll put yourself thru unnecessary stress and make the situation worse. Just have FAITH that it will be taken care of and call it a day.

Also, daily manifesting of what you do want in your life helps too. Here's a site that can help: http://creatavision.com/articles/law...n-articles.htm .

I'll admit, I haven't done a daily manifesting routine in a long time, but I'm going to begin again this week.
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I don't know if I belive in divine intervention but I will say that, when I stop worrying about something and focus on something else, that first thing tends to work itself out. I don't know how or why but it just kind of happens. I'm hoping that it continues....I've got something going on right now that I'm trying to not obsess over and in the end, I hope it goes the way I want it to go (crossing fingers).
Originally Posted by quickcurl
The more you concentrate on what you DON'T want, you're subconsciously attracting more of it in your life. As soon as you start focusing energy on how you want things to be it comes into focus.

I hope you continue to attract what you DO want in your life.
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