I feel prompted to share this blessing with you, as encouragement.
As most of you know, I originally only intended to come to KISC for 5 months. I had been saving up for two years, not quite knowing what it was for – I’d always had a vague idea I would travel, but I didn’t know what. Clearly, God had a plan all along, as there was enough money to support myself here for 5 months.
Then I felt called to stay on another 5 months – which I definitely did not have anywhere near the money to do so. However, I was reassured by God (through many of the people I work with at KISC) that God would provide, as He was telling me to stay.
So I sent out emails asking for support, rather concerned about the reply. I will confess I was skeptical about how much money I was going to receive.
Two weeks ago, my mother I checked how much money I still needed. I’m not sure why, but my calculations on excel went wrong and I seemed £500-£600 short of what I needed. Needless to say, I was understandably worried.
However, as I am leaving in under 10 days for Christmas break, I re-did my calculations today. I double checked, just to me sure, but the answer was the same; I am less than £100 under what I think I will need.
I am so grateful to God for providing, and I know I can trust him (and sorry for doubting). It’s a lesson I-the-control-freak needed to learn, but it’s happened in a good way and I’m glad it’s happened. I know I’ll doubt many more times in the future, but this is something I can remember to remind me that God does provide when I do doubt.
I’m posting this to encourage anyone worried that they won’t have what they need. We’re promised that God will provide all we need, and we just have to take that step back and trust in God. He will come through. If God provide what is a relatively small need, then He will certainly provide the larger needs:
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. … (Mt. 6:25-34)