We have a saying that I’ve said over and over throughout our marriage in reference to our finances: “God signs our paycheck”.
That doesn’t mean there are not moments of worry, doubt, or major brainstorming as to how to handle our finances, but it does mean that we place our trust in God to take care of our financial needs. We place our trust in him in the event anything were to happen to our car, our home, our job security, or our savings account.
Recently though, I’ve felt God whispering in my ear to trust him in other ways. In just a few short days, I will give birth to our third child: Devin Timothy Parker. If I had my way, my water would break tonight, we would rush to the hospital barely make it through the doors before our little fella would make his grand entrance into the world.
But as of today, our guy is breech. We are still hoping and praying he’ll flip soon but right now he’s sitting pretty comfy just under my ribs. And so my third baby…the one I thought would just slide right out….I mean hello! His brother and sister already paved the way… will arrive shortly via caesarean section. Not what I wanted to hear this second day of a New Year.
Am I disappointed? Absolutely…for more reasons than I can articulate.
But if God signs our paychecks, surely he directs our paths into life as well.
I continue to pray for a whirl-whind “happier ending” to this my third and final child’s birth story but I won’t stop trusting God if I don’t get my way. God signs my paychecks after all. And that is more than a metaphorical statement.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.