Having a High School senior in our home this year has been exciting and challenging (and expensive)! I had NO idea all that was involved with preparation for college in the fall.
Last Friday, Megan was given a wonderful opportunity to interview (along with 8 other brilliant students) for a full-ride scholarship. That was one week ago today, and we still have not heard the results! (talk about a LONG week of waiting!) ;)
I shared with a friend that “waiting” for results, is harder than the actual preparation and interview itself was. But during this week, I have grown so close to God, and He has taught me many things. He has ministered to my soul and calmed my spirit; through His Word, through songs on the radio, and through other people!
I was reading in Daniel 3 this morning – about the amazing story of the 3 Hebrew boys who were thrown into the fiery furnace for not bowing down to the king’s idol. In verse 17 and 18 the boys say, “If we are thrown into the fire, our God whom we serve is able to save us from it. And He will save us from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the object of gold that you have set up.”
That kind of faith was such an encouragement to me. We know that God could make this scholarship possible for Megan, but “even if He does not”, God is still good and we will serve Him! And we will trust that He has a better plan for us!
“Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him, How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er,
Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more.”