God taught me a very important lesson this weekend.
He really is greater than my circumstances.
I’ve been on the hunt for a job for months. Despite my family’s help, I’m still behind on the money I need to go on a mission trip this summer, plus there are other costs I’m unable to cover for school and activities. My mom got laid off from work minutes after I begged God to rid me of my dependency on wealth and material things.
When I asked for an intervention, I didn’t know He’d end up breaking me instead.
After several days of moping and crying and demanding for answers, I finally told Him yesterday morning that I was just going to trust Him despite it all. I don’t need to be worrying because I’m loved and taken care of by a God who provides. And even though I still don’t know how I’m going to cover these costs, I feel freed from anxiety. Just knowing that my life is in His mighty hands gives me a peace that no amount of material or monetary wealth could ever bring me. This morning I placed every dollar I had left in my wallet into the offering basket at church. I could’ve used that money, but instead, I wanted to show Him I’m ready to fully put my trust and faith in Him. Time and time again, He’s proved His faithfulness, and just because a new storm has come my way, it doesn’t mean He can’t calm that one as well.
Since my surrender yesterday morning, I have been informed that a kind neighbor is helping me get a job at a local bowling alley and a dear friend of mine is going to try to help me cover a little bit of the cost for my mission trip. My mom’s going on some interviews for a new job and I’ve been sending out letters to friends and relatives to see if I can collect donations for my trip.
God is truly greater than any challenge or unpleasant circumstance in my life.
My challenge for you is to give up whatever you’re struggling with or worrying about to God. Stop putting limitations on what He can do because I promise you He is far more amazing and powerful than what we can even comprehend. We are told in Romans 8:28 that “in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.” Our lives are in the palm of His hands and He cradles them against His heart, knowing that we’re safe and protected in His embrace. This is the truth we need to live in day in and day out.
He is going to mold and shape us through trials and temptations, struggles and strife. That’s just how He works. He wants your trust and faith right now, in this very moment. Give it all up to Him because I promise He won’t fail you.