God has been showing us His GREAT mercy lately. We had been stressed with car issues, and with that, financial stress. We had not handled the transmission news very well when it first happened. We were both frustrated and confused why God would allow this to happen. But after a couple days of stress and worry, we really just started trusting God! He's got control of everything, and He wants to show Himself strong on our behalf! (2 Chronicles 16:9) If you're worrying about things, you're not trusting God!
Let me tell you, He really has shown Himself strong! After receiving some council from friends and family who have had transmission issues before, everyone was really encouraging us to try flushing the transmission and getting a new filter before replacing the transmission. We were hoping the auto shop didn't already pay for the transmission so we wouldn't put them out the money. Thankfully, the auto shop could cancel the transmission without a problem, and we scheduled a tranny flush instead! (a 300 dollar fix as apposed to 3,000) Well, so far, the car is working really well! We're praying that it will continue to run for a long time this way!
Also, just the other day we received a large financial blessing in the mail to help with our adoption expenses! Praise God! He continues to show Himself strong on our behalf, and has been blessing this adoption since we made the decision!! He knows what He is doing! I feel silly ever being worried! Our God is so GOOD!