Money is something that causes an unnecessary amount of anxiety in the lives of most people. I often think about how much I hate money and the problems it can cause. However, God often uses this human tool of money to show His faithfulness and overwhelming love.
Recently, I have experienced this myself. I came into SBS with my first trimester paid for, but still lacking more than $5,000 for the other two. I knew that God has called me to this school, but I didn’t see where the rest of the money was coming from.
I entered the second trimester with maybe $200 of the $2500 needed. There were doubts and questions in my head. Was this really what God was calling me to? Would I be okay if He asked me to leave this school? I struggled with that, because I really really did not want to go. I knew, though, that whatever God had for me would be better than what I wanted. So, I agreed to follow the Lord- even if was not to finish this school.
However, that was not the Lord’s plan because He has incredibly provided for me to stay here. After I had struggled with these questions, the Lord gave me assurance that He will provide and that I will be staying in SBS. In fact, He promised that He would provide abundantly for me. He began lowering my debt little by little, until I was down to $1730 two days before the due date. I didn’t know how or when, but I knew He would provide the rest- because all I’m doing through studying the bible is learning about God’s character. He is faithful and always upholds His promises. He provides for His people every time… now there’s a timeless truth.
Okay, yeah. So, God’s provision. Every Wednesday morning, we have worship as a class. Last Wednesday, two days before my tuition was due, the floor was open for our classmates to support three of us who were still in need of finances for this quarter. Total, we needed around $6000 for this trimester. God decided to use this 45 minute worship session and a bunch of poor missionaries studying the bible to provide every penny… plus some! um. YEAH. In a matter of minutes, my amount due went from $1730 to $0. Crazy? Um. Yes.
Man, oh man, my friends. God is so REAL. He is involved in our everyday lives and is reaching out to our hearts in anyway He can. He is not going to abandon us, ever. We are the children of God and the Father provides for His children— every time.
So, there’s that. God is freaking GOOD. I owe a little less than $2500 for my third trimester, but there’s obviously no need to be worried about that. God’s character won’t change- He won’t stop being faithful to me. And that’s pretty rad.