In May, I went to St. Thomas for a week with a few ladies. The trip had been planned for almost a year. When we made the decision of where we’d take our “girl’s trip,” I knew I didn’t have enough money at the time to go. Yet I knew I was going. During conference calls we discussed having bake sales and other fundraising events to raise money for us to all afford to go and enjoy ourselves without worries of whether we’d have enough money or not. We never went through with those plans and the number of ladies to go began to decrease. Though I still hadn’t made the initial deposit or any payment since the decision had been made, I was still adamant of my attendance. I trusted a way would be made.
Fast forward to February. During a conversation with the trip coordinator, I informed her that I still didn’t have the money for the trip, but I still had every intention of going. I told her, “I don’t know how I’m going to get there, but I’m coming with y’all.” In April, while on a “mercy” vacation to New Orleans for a month (and I say mercy b/c the woman who invited me I had just met while dogsitting and she opened her home for me to “get away” and clear my mind…can’t beat that!), I received a nice deposit in my account. It was a deposit that had been in the “works” since July ’09. At that moment I flipped open my laptop and started my search for a plane ticket to the U.S. Virgin Islands. After shouting around this woman’s apartment, I called the coordinator and said, “I’m booking my flight.”
The following month I was in the air flying over turquoise waters and white sand beaches.
As I said, I had no idea how I was going to get to St. Thomas. All I knew was I had a desire to go and I trusted God would make a way somehow. And guess what? He did JUST that. He made a way. Like the song says, “The Lord will make a way somehow.” “He may not come when you want Him, but He’s always right on time.” Amen!
Shortly after the trip, while looking through my vision/dream book, I turned to the page on travel. Do you know I had a picture of an airplane pasted above the word international??? The plane is an American Airlines plane and the first trip I went on was on AA and to international territory. Did God work that out or what?!?!
This blessing came to my remembrance while in the shower this morning. It got me to thinking about other areas in my life that warrant me to trust God. What I’ve found is I trust Him a little more in some areas and a little less in others. Why is this? Trust is trust, right? If God can come through for me in the most minute situations in my life, why can’t He come through for me in the biggest & toughest times? He created the world in six days. Told the water to stop moving, to “rest” along the shore, and it did just that. Said, “Let there be light,” and there was. Why is it so difficult to trust Him when He has come through EVERY single time?
Spiritual Jewel: You need to trust Me in ALL things. Not only in the times when things look like they’re going to work out. Not when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Not when you know what you’re been waiting for is coming. You need to trust Me when your eyes are shut. Trust Me when nothing looks like it’s going to work out. Trust Me when everyone tells you no. Trust Me when you’re on the edge of a cliff and there’s no way to cross. Trust Me when you’re lying on your back and the doctors tell you they don’t know what’s wrong. Trust Me when your gas light is on and there’s no gas station in sight. Trust. Me. Always.