God’s Provision

As many of you know, we have been praying for the past several weeks that God would provide the money that we need to pay my school bill.  Once I pay the school bill, my workplace will reimburse me for $2000 of it.  We have prayed about it and asked others to pray that God would provide the money.  I had come to the point today where I prayed, “God, I’ve done everything I can, and there’s nothing else I can do about it. I am trusting in You to either provide the money so that I can finish, or show me what it is You want me to do if I am not supposed to continue with my degree. I trust You either way.”

God answered our prayer today, and He said ‘yes!’ A couple in our church has graciously offered to loan us the money for a month so that I can get my degree this summer! My last class will be July 24th. We are praising the Lord for His goodness, and we are so thankful that He saw fit to move this couple to help us, and we are thankful to them that they were gracious and responded to our need. I would name them, but I’m not sure they want me to. So thank you, you know who you are.

In our family devotions on Tuesday night we read the story of Jehoshaphat from II Chronicles 20.  It’s a great story about God’s protection and provision.  Judah is being attacked by a huge army, and there is nothing the people can do. They pray to God and wholly put their trust in Him. My favorite verse is 20:12, “O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” (NKJV)

When you don’t know what to do, remember: God does. Thank You, God, for being in control and for always doing what is right. Thank you that I don’t have to worry about the future, because You have a plan for me, and You will make it happen. Help me to continue to trust in You no matter what.

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About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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