Our country currently is under 24/7 lockdown. Grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations have been closed. We haven’t been able to leave our home, except for brief walks in our little closed in neighborhood. We could risk being arrested if caught out. The last time I went to the grocery store was when the previous curfew was lifted for a few hours and they allowed grocery stores to open. Because Dale and I walked, I only bought enough for a few days because we had to carry anything we bought home, and I wrongly assumed that the stores would open again in a few days. Later that day the government put us another lockdown til the 29th.
We have been running out of fruit and veggies and we have been out of bread since before our trip to the grocery store. They had been out of it. I have been rationing what we have trying to make it last til the 29th. Trying to be creative with meal planning. Skipping meals. There are apps available where you can order food from the grocery stores and have what you need delivered. However we have not had any success in that.
Then this afternoon I was reading in the Psalms..
Psalm 37 :25 Once I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the goldy abandoned or their children begging for bread.
And then I prayed about it, that somehow God would provide what we needed, which was produce and bread because if He didn’t make a way I really didn’t know what I was going to do. We still had almost a week to go on the curfew. I confessed being a little worried about it. I confessed to feeling a little hopeless.
Then a few moment later I received a message from a friend that the grocery store near us was actually open. She told me that if we brought them our list, they would shop for you and bring it out to you. So Dale and I headed down there and passed through a police check point without any issues.
I waited in a line with other masked shoppers with my list. I was told it could be up to 2 hours, so Dale and I went home and waited for them to call. We only had to wait about twenty minutes. However when I went to pick up the order, I was told they had no bread! He gave me the total, I paid and said he would return. He came back out with the groceries in a cart and on the top of the bags was a loaf of bread! The funny thing was the two large bags of potatoes. I had asked for 6…but instead was given 6 pounds! It was the same thing for carrots! I guess I should have been more specific! If you have any recipes for carrots send them my way!
Psalm 37 :5 Commit everything you do the the Lord. Trust Him and he will help you.
Psalm 37:7 Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for Him to act.