November is Stewardship month at Faith. I think a great story of stewardship is on Donnie Payne's blog. Check out his story - I know you will be encouraged that God is still in the business of helping us all grow. http://donnie-payne.blogspot.com/.
All things do work out for our good and His glory. That isn't just something trite we say, it is truth. It is the timing thing that is the hardest to understand.