I was stressing out over a payment that was made from my account. I thought a free trial ended on the 13th, but it ended on the 12th. Almost $700 was about to be gone out of my account…$652.24 to be exact. I freaked all the way out. That $652.24 was surely going to be $700+ because of overdraft fees and fees for the other fees. You know what I mean, right?

On top of that, another draft was made on my account for something else that wasn’t supposed to happen at all. Another $30 was taken. Complete freak out mode!!! I’m thinking about making sure I can pay my rent and the rest of my bills, get clothes for my growing 7 year old, put gas in the car and food on the table, and so much more. I called my mom to talk it out.

First thing I noticed about the call is that I wasn’t asking her to bail me out. (Is this what life at 40 looks like?) In the past, my parents have bailed me out of situations that were mostly my own doing. They have been there for me through all kinds of stuff. My dad even offered to loan me the money that was going to be taken out of my account. I declined that offer.

As I was talking with my mother, she gave me the sage advice of praying about it without freaking out. She also told me to call and see if the charges could be reversed. Wise woman, that lady…wise woman. My mother also said if everything happened and the monies were gone, chalk it up to a lesson learned. She calmed me down with her Jesus pep talk.

I’m still crying now…but because God showed up for me less than an hour later. All the charges had been reversed and refunded. How amazing is that? I got my panties in a bunch for nothing. God handled it…

How many times do we freak out about stuff out of our control? Sometimes I have the wherewithal to pray immediately, but most times, I don’t. I needed the Jesus pep talk to calm my nerves so I could go through the process of restoration for my bank account.

This isn’t the first time God’s shown up for me…and it definitely won’t be the last. I’m just so grateful that He did!