God really does work all things for good of those who love Him.
My husband and I had saved up money to purchase land in Texas for after we retired from the Navy.
We even went land hunting and placed an offer on a couple of properties. One we really liked, but both fell through, leaving us a bit disheartened.
But when the hurricane hit, we had the money to begin repairs, a important fact since we did not have flood insurance. We purchased materials and started work while everyone else waited for insurance claims.
As we rebuilt, we tried to do as much of it ourselves, to help save money. You can imagine how delighted we were to find out we could get a low interest SBA loan to help cover additional costs. We were blessed with friends and volunteer workers from around country who helped us with the labor. And then we were blessed with an unexpected grant and able to pay off the loan.
Each step of the way, we watched as God provided. When the way seemed dark and we felt despondent, He was our light and our hope.
God does work all things for good of those who love Him and He carries us after the storm. As I look back, I am filled with joy because of all He did through it.
Grace & Peace