What would you do if everything you have were lost? Will you still hope in God and believe that He can restore everything?
Maris Pascual admits that she always feels hopeless. Though she and her husband have a regular job, she finds it hard to see God’s hands in her finances. Maris always feels like it’s not enough. Because of this, she had to borrow some money.
Like Maris, are you struggling financially? No matter how hard you work, what you have does not seem enough?
To cope with financial stress, they tried to establish a slipper business. Things seem to be going well!
But then, a disaster happened. Her business, along with all they own, was destroyed by Typhoon Ondoy.
Have you experienced the same thing Maris went through? Things are going well, but it was only for a short period. How did you get back on your feet?
Maris and her family went back to zero. Aside from losing the business, they have a Php 50,000 loan from the slipper supplier. She also finds it hard to sleep at night especially when it rains because the memory of Ondoy flashes back in her mind.
In her sleepless nights, Maris decided to watch The 700 Club Asia and chanced upon a story of a girl planning to take her own life but encountered God through the show. Maris was amazed and realized that even though things seem hopeless, God is still there—ready to help her.
“I told God that I entrust our lives to His hands. If this is what we have, I cannot multiply it on my own but God can, so I will entrust this matter to Him,” Maris declared.
Armed with faith, Maris decided to donate to Operation Blessing because she was inspired by what she watched on The 700 Club Asia. When Maris obeyed God’s call to give, she witnessed His faithfulness.
They started a new bag business with the help of her aunt. After just 2 years in business, God expanded their equipment from 2 sewing machines to 20 sewing machines, and from 3 workers to almost 50 workers!
Through this, they restored their house that Typhoon Ondoy damaged and even bought properties, and a car, and paid off their debts. She also decided to stretch a hand to the people in need!
She trusted God and He did not fail her.
From zero, God restored what they had and gave them so much more. Believe that He can do the same for you, because He loves you. If you lost everything, trust that the Lord is faithful to restore those who believe.
“Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.” (Psalm 36:5 ESV)
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