Borrowing money looks like an easy solution, but if it piles up, you might find yourself drowning in bills and losing good relationships. Alice Clamosa almost lost her husband because of her debts.
Alice is a full-time housewife, who solely depends on her husband’s financial support. Since 2 of their 3 children are still studying, their expenses always exceed their budget. This is a very stressful situation for a mother like Alice, especially since she carries this burden alone because her husband is working overseas.
She decided that she needed to do something about their problem, so she borrowed money from her friends. Alice kept this a secret from her husband.
“I did not want him to worry,” she recalled.
Their bills were paid, and her children’s tuition fees were taken care of, but her debts gradually increased until she could not pay them anymore.
Eventually, her husband found out. Because the money they owed was too big, their arguments over the phone became worse, and they kept blaming one another.
Because of these fights, they ended up separating.
“My world fell apart,” These were her words during the separation.
She knew that she needed to find a job to sustain herself and her family. So, she pushed her chances and applied for work. Not long after, she was accepted as a staff in a fast-food chain.
Just as she thought that everything is going to be fine now, the fast-food chain closed 2 days after she started working. Alice started questioning God.
“Lord, if you really answered my prayer to have a job, why did you take it back?”
As she was watching television, The 700 Club Asia was showing a story about a broken family that was restored by God. Alice did not hesitate to pray along with the host. She was uplifted to know that through God’s help, there’s still a chance to fix her and her husband’s relationship.
After she experienced God’s love through the show, she connected with CBN Asia’s Prayer Center and consistently called to share her burdens and prayer requests.
One day, as she talked to God about her struggles, Alice and her husband had a heart-to-heart talk that helped them understand each other’s side. This led to the restoration of their relationship.
“We’re okay now. Our relationship is smooth-sailing, and he always calls during his free time,” Alice shared.
Alice happily expressed her gratitude, “I am thankful to CBN Asia Prayer Center and The 700 Club Asia. They always give me verses that help to strengthen my faith.”
Along with that blessing, her 2 children both received a college scholarship that really helped appease their financial struggle. Her firstborn passed the board exam and is a registered Engineer, who now helps lessen their debts.
In abundance or lack, Alice believes that God’s love and care are always enough. He will be there to sustain His children in their needs. Her reminder to all the people who are struggling right now is this, “No matter how difficult your situation is, put your trust in the Lord and never lose hope.”
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