“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” – Psalm 20:7
Last semester, I was injured at work, and earning money for tuition has been harder than I expected. I am currently doing school part-time, and about a month ago, I had no idea how I would pay off the rest of the bill for class. I had maxed out on financial aid and was paying out of pocket. But, God is good! I asked everyone I knew for prayers and even some people I didn’t know. I was continually praying, “Dear Lord, if you want me to do this, I need you to provide the finances. You own the cattle on the seven hills and the seven hills themselves. I know you can provide.” And He did.
I have found that praying to God and trusting in Him is essential for my walk of faith. When praying, one of the things you do is ask God to meet your needs. This demonstrates trust and grows our faith in Him. When I was a kid, I remember calling my parents to pick me up from friends’ houses after homework sessions. They always showed up, and I trusted them to meet my needs. On a much greater scale, I know I can trust God, my Heavenly Father, to meet my needs.
Soon after people began praying for my financial needs, things started to happen. I discovered I was eligible for Hulu’s student discount. Then, I received an email from Hulu offering six months of UberOne. I took the offer, and UberOne gave me a $25 coupon, which allowed me to receive food for that night and the next day for free. In my email, I received an ad to buy a sticker; it said, “God has made a way” Isaiah 43:16.
This all strengthened the trust that I already had in the Lord. I knew God was speaking to me. He was telling me that He is in control, and He’s got this. A few days before my birthday at the end of February, I received a gift in the mail. It was a check for the exact amount I needed to pay off my class.
God could have chosen not to supply the money, and I would still have trusted Him. He is good, and He is in control. He knows what is best for me. However, it was so sweet and such a huge blessing that He chose to give me the money in such a miraculous way.
I do not know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future. I trust God, and if He wants me to get my degree, He will supply the finances. He is my Heavenly Father, my Provider, and the Author of my life.
I've found that when trusting the Lord, I need to: T-Turn over control R-Rely fully on Him U-Understand that He can do all things S-Saved can do all things through Him T-Take Him at his Word