"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways." declares the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8)
<Insert significant trial this fall>
In the midst of her trial she asked if I could come over to pray with her. We had never prayed together like this before, but I was grateful for the opportunity and eager to do so. In hearing all that she was going through I was incredibly burdened by the thought, "This just isn't fair God! Why are you allowing this to happen?"
After we prayed, I remember telling her that night "this is so hard, you will NOT be able to do it on your own strength. The only hope you have is Jesus. To trust in His strength through you one day at a time.
Her trial didn't go away, but neither did God. She continued to find comfort in the truth of Scripture and strength from Jesus through some really difficult days.
<Fast forward 4 1/2 months>
Last week I met with this student and heard her testimony. She was aware that God had been working in her life in recent months, and had finally taken time to write it all out.
You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that just when I was telling God "This isn't fair" He was working salvation in her heart. Through her greatest trial, the door was opened for her to put her trust in Christ. I'd say that is way better than fair.
Praise the Lord!
Thank you for praying for God's work to be done here on campus. We continue to be amazed at the way He is working in the hearts and lives of the students we know and love.