Monday, February 14, 2011

Every Miracle has a Storm

Yesterday, I had a complete melt down about our debt and student loans. Drew and I are trying to pay them off early and are making larger payments on them or as much possible. I had a huge melt down about it yesterday because I feel like we are getting no where fast. I worry about them and they are such a burden to carry.

For Valentines Day, Drew bought me this wonderful little sentimental gift!!  It speaks for itself. Our student loans will take time, but once they are gone we will see how God provided the miracle for us to get through the storm.

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
Matthew 6:25-27



Melanie Eccles said...

Oh, Sarah, I'm so sorry about your stress over loans. I know debt really causes me anxiety too.

In case my fb status of us paying off our loans was a contributing factor to your stress, I wanted you to know we were fortunate enough to have only a few thousand dollars in loans. My mom paid my way with no loans, and Kevin had a tuition scholarship--so he only ended up with 9k. When he did grad school at Wayne he actually received two large fellowships that we used to pay off the rest of the loan, once we had enough built on top of that for "emergencies." All that to say, we're not super awesome or anything--things just worked out in a way that really made it easy on us.

You're doing the right thing--doing your best with what you've been given. God is blessed by your stewardship. Be encouraged and have hope today!

Sarah said...

Appreciate your considerate concern! I am so very thankful that you do not have any student loan debt. Congrats on that!! Drew and I were not as fortunate as you both were/are. We have a house in student loans right now and it continues to way heavy. I know God has a plan, we don't know it, feel it or see it, but he promises that he wont forsake us. He has a plan and in the amidst of my struggling moments, I need to remember that.