How God Provides Miraculous Water by Pamela Reederthwaite
Before purchasing an abandoned farm with no electricity, we were concerned about our drinking water. There were no signs of minerals in the water, by looking in the sink and toilet, so we felt confident. After the purchase, we were able to start the well pump. The water pump worked, but the well was dry. We found out that if it rained for several days in a row, we could get water for about 15 – 20 minutes. Not good enough for a family of four!
We knew that God had moved us to the farm, but what do we do now? A trip from the local well drilling company informed us that a new well would cost $5,000.00 which we didn’t have. It would take a long time to save up that amount, and we were carrying gallons of water daily. We read our Bible and got on several good web sites like howgodprovides.com which shared Bible verses of God’s provision. Psalms 28:19-20 “They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness? Behold, He struck the rock, So that the waters gushed out…” If God did it for them, and He changes not, than He will do it for us.
We had no idea how God would provide this necessity when there were no finances to obtain it, but we stood on the Bible’s inspirational words and believed. Two weeks passed as we continued to carry water. The neighbor stopped in to meet us. His name was Charlie and he was very personable. We shared the story of why we moved to the farm. We let him know that we had quite a bit of work to do, but our biggest concern was the fact that we had no water available. He assured us that it was no problem at all. “My father-in law used to own this farm. When we built our home next door, we had no source of water, so we attached the two houses together with plumbing. Pipes are buried underground between the homes. We used your well to supply our house. When we were able to put in our own well, we removed one small connector and shut off a valve. Let’s just replace the connector, open the valve, and you can receive your water from our well.”
The Bible verses we stood on had now been proven. They were good Bible verses. Our water solution had been set up years before we were aware of the need. Our Heavenly Father had went before us and arranged His provision.
The temporary solution was firmly in His hands, but the permanent water came just as miraculously. For two years we stood on the inspirational words that we read and then a crisis hit, or so we thought. We were notified by mail that the pension we received each month had been cut. The following month’s check would only be 16% of what we had been receiving. We didn’t know how we were going to make ends meet, so spent only the bare minimum. A week after the notice, we received our income tax refund and we stuck it in the bank instead of using it.
The following month, we were notified that the parent company had agreed to pick up the difference. We would be receiving full monthly pensions again. After rejoicing, and receiving the retroactive deposit from the previous month, we checked our bank account and realized that there was $5,000.00 in it. $5,000.00 was exactly the amount needed for a water well. Our needs were met without a bank loan or monthly payments. It was a direct gift from God’s own hand to our family.
How God provides amazes us. He always comes up with fresh and unexpected ways to meet our needs and the needs of all of His children. I am a planner. It’s how God made me. I will, time and time again, plan out His provision for our lives. I know that I know that He will not let us fall. But each time I come up with His plan for our need, I am wrong. His creativity makes life exciting. Our family calls it “miraculous water” regularly as it came from our wonderful Heavenly Father. We will praise His name forever.
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Thank you for sharing your story with us, Pamela!