Updated: Dec 15, 2022
Day 13 The Stash
Psalm 69:13-14 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness. Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.
Psalm 71:2 In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!
Psalm 72:12-14 For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.
Happy Thirteenth Day of Thanks Everyone!
Today, I give thanks for the stash. For those of you who don't know what "the stash" is, it's the last few dollars you have stored up for a rainy day. If you have ever had a manna season, where you have had just enough for each day, had to survive paycheck to paycheck or found yourself robing Peter to pay Paul, then you know exactly about what I am talking. There's nothing like finding a few dollars in a purse or pants pocket to get food for your family when you were down to your last penny and had no idea how you were going to feed everyone.
I have had plenty of those days, especially during this pandemic season. On many occasions, the bank accounts have been down to single digits, payments from contracts took more weeks than initially planned, and every bill imaginable was due. But God!!!!! It seems like every time I'm about to go under, there is a stash of money I find in a pocketbook or in a pants pocket or that I mysteriously put in some hidden place that surfaces and saves the day.
Recently, I was in one of the situations. Because someone committed counterfeiting and made/cashed fraudulent checks on my account, I had to close those accounts and navigate using a savings account (SMH!) and credit card that I hardly every use to pay the bills. The annoying thing about savings accounts is that they don't allow you to Zelle folk. Any last minutes saves to balance out accounts and avoid overdraft fees are out of the question. Of course it all comes when you are broker than a joke.
I found myself running to the bank in 20 degree weather at 10pm at night to avoid overdraft fees. (Lawd have mercy, it was so cold outside!) The few twenties I found in my old pocketbook were like liquid gold. It was sufficient enough to clear the overdraft and cover any charges that I made by accident. (I say accident because I made a charge and forgot to change the payment option).
After my escapade, I had a huge pep in my step and held my head high knowing that at that moment, manna was falling fresh upon me. From where in the world did that money come? How did I not remember that I had stashed that money? At that moment, none of the answers to those questions even mattered. "Liquid gold" saved me, once again, in my manna season.
Thank you, Lord, for rescuing me.
Today as we give thanks for "the stash," please consider giving to the Ronald McDonald House (https://www.rmh-newyork.org/?form=donate&c_src=gs_pmax_fy22_givTues_brand&csrc2=gs_pmax_fy22_givTues_brand&utm_source=performancemax&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=evergreen&gclid=CjwKCAiAv9ucBhBXEiwA6N8nYEuPgW3BO6fWDs2sdXf4WhEuTMO3q_MCUazl2-NnOD71mLhbs-2uHRoCOhUQAvD_BwE). This non profit is amazing in that its stash is the housing, love and support families need as their young loves ones fight all types of diseases..
Have a Great Day of Thanks!