My husband and I are over 65 years of age. He has COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and we both have a little arthritis and high blood pressure. But God, is keeping us.
This But God has me shouting and shouting. The LORD is so Merciful! One week ago today (on 2/16/21), my praise intensified. First let me share this disclaimer, God is no respecter of person. What He’s done for one He will do for another image bearer. I encourage you to get to know Him, if you don’t already have a personal relationship with Him. Then press into obedience and please know it can be done, with His help. Stay watchful and see How God does His God Thing. You will look at your life and be in awe of all the But God’s in your life.
At least a month ago, I started to notice my husband was often turning the thermostat off and back on again. Three weeks ago, the furnace needed to be turned off and back on again every 2-3 hours, around the clock. We would get cold and wake up, turn it off, and then wait 10 minutes and turn it back on. I look back and see that God woke us up in shifts. But God allowed us to still get an ample amount of rest. In essence, we were each able to get at least 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep. One night, the Lord woke both of us up at the same time to a burning smell. We determined that the smell was coming from the furnace.
We called a couple of HVAC companies to get an idea of what we were dealing with. The first company said that we needed to replace the unit and then had us sign a form acknowledging that we knew the problem and would not turn the unit on again. The second company was able to patch it and praise God we had the financial resources available for that. However, within a week we were back to getting up and down around the clock turning it off and on again. During the past 3 weeks, it’s been cold But God gave us the energy and stamina to get up and down with out any undue issues. Remind you, I’m talking about around the clock up and down.
We decided that we would baby sit this old 27-year-old furnace until the Spring in lieu of having to financing it. But God is concerned about what we’re concerned about.
Check this out; I found out last week that we’ve had this situation for the last 3 years with our furnace. My husband knew but I didn’t because he was babying the unit. He retired as a maintenance person who worked with HVAC units, so he was able to work around the situation and keep the unit functioning. But God kept me from knowing our situation, until I needed to know. I had no idea that as a result of our faulty furnace, carbon monoxide could have taken us out. But God kept us from carbon monoxide poising and made away for us to have a brand-new furnace without a bill. Now, sitting here and looking outside at the snow over the past week, I am here to tell you that no one BUT GOD could have provided for us and kept us from dangers seen and unseen. We have heat!!!
If you have a BUT GOD encounter, please share. Oh, how I love Him.