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Do You Trust Me?

Trust, was God’s clear word for me.

Lean on me. Let me be your rock. You will be stronger through your dependence on me.”

“Now what?” I don’t know if I asked that sincerely or not but God answered as if He had been waiting for the question and I was reminded of $500 I had set aside for after DTS.

“But isn’t it wise to keep that money in case of an emergency?” I reasoned.

“Do you trust me?” He asked.

And since my answer was no, I knew I had to give the money.

My own fees had just been paid through a bank transfer, leaving me a total of $59 in my bank account. So one morning I transferred the $500 I was hiding in my PayPal account to my checking account with the intention of gifting it to one of my classmates still in the need of funds for outreach. I then went to the finance office to see if the transfer for my fees had come through yet.

Yep, the money had come through, I was told. And I had a little over $400 in credit. “How?” The words came back to me, “you will be stronger through your dependence on me” I stood on the other side of the counter shaking my head and asking “God, is this to replace what I gave or do I give it also?”

“Do you trust me?”

“Yes” I responded to God. “I’d like to put that credit in someone else’s account” I told the guy at the desk.

..not only did God meet my need, but I also got to be used by Him to meet the needs of others.

A few days later my school leaders announced that flights would be cheaper than they had expected. Everyone’s fees would go down. I should have a $500 credit in my account.

As of three days ago, my entire school has all the funds they need to go on outreach. We went from needing $22,000 to $0 in less than three weeks. And not only did God meet my need, but I also got to be used by Him to meet the needs of others. I guess that’s strength in dependence.