Crying Out to God
Ever wondered if God can? A few years ago, when I was studying, higher education was not as free as it is now. It was GATE-funded.
Even with GATE, a lot of us couldn’t afford education. In being obedient to God (as I truly felt that God was leading me in this direction), I applied to study and was successful in my application.
I took most of my savings to pay for the first year. As I was working, I didn’t think much of financing my second year. I simply thought I’d get a loan.
The second year came around and, with some help and a bit of running around, I got my loan. However, when my final year came, I didn’t have the money to pay for the entire year.
I was a bit nervous and I wanted to question God. But I kept silent and paid the minimum for the year from my savings. When my final payment was almost due, I went to God, and I really thanked God that He knows my heart. I cried out to Him, because there was no way I could afford anything except probably books (and that too was so expensive).
God Can Do!
God can do such amazing things! Before the payment was due, the government made an announcement that tertiary education would be absolutely free!!! I tell you, my eyes filled up and I was in awe of a God who heard a little cry and made such a ‘big deal’ about it.
It wasn’t just the finance that God walked me through. I had a lot of other challenges.
One time I applied for ten days vacation, as I had four papers to submit within a few days of each other. I had the days available and received permission from the HR department. But, my own regional manager turned me down.
To make matters worse, that semester my brand new computer went dead one morning and it took me all day to get it repaired.
My boss eventually gave me two additional days. To say the least, I had the lowest grades that semester for the entire three years I studied. But, you know what? God didn’t let me fail, and I thank Him for that (by the way I still managed to graduate with honors)!
Proverbs 3: 5-6 says “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all.
If God has given you a dream, and there is no way possible you can accomplish it, cry out to God. It’s His responsibility to make these dreams come to pass, as long as you are being obedient to Him. His Word promises that He will direct your paths, and as you obey, He takes care of the rest. Our God Can!
May the God who is able to do all things continue to stand by your side! Amen.