Tuesday, March 04, 2008

He gives and takes away

A few months ago, I had a need. For a couch. I came this close to buying a brand new set at the furniture store, but I knew I couldn't really afford it. So I asked God to provide one. Because I believe, I know He cares about the small things.

And He came through, as always. My roommate's friend was giving away his couch for free, and it was actually in great condition and not at all ugly. Huge blessing. And I recently envisioned the types of pillows I planned to buy for this couch, and the way I hoped to rearrange the furniture in the living room.

But that same roommate is moving out in April. She had planned to leave the couch with us, but plans have changed. We will now be without a nice couch, just an ugly fake leather loveseat that barely fits two people.

It seems like such a silly thing to worry about, but couches are so expensive and given the unknown in my future, it's not something I should be investing in right now.

I'm just going to pray and believe that God will provide again. I don't even care if it's ugly. No wait, that's a lie. I definitely care, but I'll still take it.

5 comments:

Erin said...

Have you tried looking on craigslist? A lot of the time people are giving away couches for free...

k said...

I second craiglist.

My mom thought I was crazy when I first moved to Seattle because I didn't want to commit to buying a couch and spent the first 9 months there lounging in a camping chair in front of the tv. When we finally got a couch, it was such a luxery!

pinksundrops said...

I third craigslist! And Freecycle if you haven't checked that out. Freecycle.org I believe is the website.

my life is brilliant said...

I was going to suggest craigslist too! I hope you find a new AWESOME couch for an insane price! You could always check garage sales too. I bet they have some good ones in nice neighborhoods there.

Stace said...

ok apparently craigslist is the way ppl are showing you. But I'm confused about the post.....you said roomie had a FRIEND with a couch, now roomie is moving out in April, but where is roomie's friend with that COUCH? help.