*Alice is a hard working woman who cares for her severely disabled son alone as a single mother. Though she was exhausted from life’s demands, bills needed to be paid and her son needed her help. But the high cost of living, drove her like a hard task master.
Alice has been a part of the CBN Israel community of single mothers for several years. When we heard of her situation, we accompanied Alice to request government housing for her and her son. Those who receive government housing, need only to pay a minimal amount of the rent, however, the process of approval can take many, many years.
After being denied several times, Alice expressed, “I am tired of fighting for what I need. I have done all that I can, and the rest I give over to the hands of the Lord.” Our staff then wrote a letter to the national insurance, explaining the circumstances for Alice and why she desperately needed the help. And then, we waited.
“The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry.”- Psalm 34:15
This morning, we received a phone call from a very excited Alice. “I’ve been approved!” she exclaimed. Unbeknownst to her, Alice had been moved to the top of the waiting list and was given the approval to be placed in government housing.
Alice’s story teaches us a very important lesson. We don’t need to defend ourselves, nor to manipulate or force our way into a situation. We only need to do what we know is right and then to leave the outcome in the hands of the Lord.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”- Proverbs 3:5-6
*Name altered for privacy