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.