Hello, my blog followers! I wanted to share with you a story of how I’ve been blessed in a big way this week:
This past week, I discovered my college tuition costs were a little over $900 higher than I was anticipating spending, and it was due tomorrow (the 17th). In order to pay it out if pocket, it was going to almost completely dry up my finances, leaving me with nothing for expenses throughout the semester. Not only was it going to leave me in a very tight place this semester, but it was going to cost me much more than I was expecting overall.
I decided my best option to get a loan, so I called financial aid this afternoon to take out a $1000 loan and the lady looked up my file and gave me some exciting news! Apparently, I have a state scholarship coming in for a little over $1100 – which means that not only is my tuition paid for this year, but I’ll get a little back as well! It’s simply incredible how the Lord provides for His children!
Normally I share a poem of mine with you at the end of my posts, but this time I feel inclined to share a poem by the King David of old instead.
The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.
One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.
For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.”
Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation!
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in. 11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!