I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Trusting God

As Chris­ti­ans, trust­ing in God is some­thing we all must do and for the most part we find it rel­at­ively easy. Going about our day to day lives, to work and back, etc. it can be very easy to trust God. We pretty much know what is com­ing when, and wheth­er we can afford to pay for this, that or the oth­er. With the odd excep­tion most of the time things seem to be run­ning smoothly. It’s easy to take for gran­ted that God has a plan for us and we must fol­low it and trust Him.
As most of you know I gradu­ated from uni­ver­sity at the end of June and since then have been hunt­ing for a job. It’s not been easy and many times I’ve been on the verge of just going for any old job, as opposed to one in graph­ic design. But, I’ve stuck it out. I’ve kept trust­ing that the Lord will provide me with the job he wants me to be in. It’s become increas­ingly dif­fi­cult to do so, but I have to do it.
Two weeks ago I took a bit of a leap of faith. I moved into a house in Slough, along with two of my house­mates from uni, with only enough money to cov­er the monthly rent and some unpaid work place­ments lined up. In the week run­ning up to the move and sort­ing out the details of the house, I began to get quite uneasy. It could’ve just been because things were get­ting real and there was no back­ing out of it, but what ever the reas­on I was scared. I had to fully lean on God, in a way I have nev­er done before, to provide for me and in the days lead­ing up to the move I began to devel­op a grow­ing peace about the situ­ation. Yes, I was still nervous about mov­ing into a house with no guar­an­teed income to pay bills and buy food, but at the same time I knew that God would provide for me everything I need. That was the most import­ant thing. That I knew I would be sup­plied with what I need.
The week before we moved in I received a phone call telling me I had been short­l­is­ted for a graph­ic design job and that I had an inter­view. So at the start of the second week in the house I went for it. On that day my daily bible notes had a read­ing which helped me a great deal.

There­fore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more import­ant than food, and the body more import­ant then clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heav­enly Fath­er feeds them. Are you not much more valu­able than they? Who of you by wor­ry­ing can add a single hour to his life?
Mat­thew 6 v 25–27

It helped me real­ise that even though my wor­ries were legit­im­ate, I did­n’t need to focus on them as much as I appeared to be. Instead I just needed to trust in God and to trust that He will provide for all the things I need. And well he has. Today I star­ted my first pos­i­tion as a graph­ic design­er in a design stu­dio, and I believe He provided it for me.

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