Friday, May 11, 2007

Being Straight with God.

I am pleased to announce that I have passed MATH 1111! Praise the Lord! As some of you may know from one of my last posts, I use to suffer terribly from Math Anxiety, no kidding! Since I started college in 2003, I have been through five remedial math classes to FINALLY make to it college math. Now, four years later, not only did I make it to college algebra, but I passed with a wonderful "C"!

I'm sure you're thinking, a "C", you call that good? Yes, it is good! I was afraid I was going to fail! Through a lot of prayer and asking God to help me pass this class, I finally got honest with God:

"God, I know that you can perform miracles, and Lord, that's really what I'm asking for. I beg you Lord, please give me the knowledge I need to pass this test (my Final). Lord, I'd really need to pass this test, and I know that you can help me. In the end Lord, you're in control and I am not. Father, you know me. You know what I need more than I know what I need. Please Lord, do your will. You plans are perfect, so no matter what happens I will still love and trust you."

I studied the whole night before and felt somewhat comfortable with the majority of the practice problems. I went to the school on test day very nervous. Five minutes before the test I was preparing to study my note cards and as I went to grab my index cards from the passenger seat of my car the whole stack slid to the floorboard. I reached towards the floorboard to pick up the cards and God said, "You don't need them, just go." I thought for a second, but I didn't test God, so I went. Early this morning when the grades were posted online, I saw the results and fell to my knees in praise.....My God how GREAT you are!

This week God reminded me that there's nothing too big or to small that we shouldn't trust Him for. God is so faithful to us when we truly trust in Him. How often I say I believe, but do I really? I was amazed this week at how God met my needs after He saw that I was willing to trust Him, no matter what the end result was. Sure, this miracle looks petty up to a life being saved from cancer, or what-have-you. But this proves that God wants us to seek Him even in the small stuff.

Do you find yourself only giving God the "big stuff"?

"I cried out to God with my voice....and He gave ear to me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord." Psalm 77:1

In all the Lord!


Anonymous said...

It is so true that if you can't trust God in the small things, you'll have no chance with the BIG things. Some people believe that God doesn't have time for normal problems, but God even cares about the sparrows. Their lives seem to be far more simplistic than our own. They don't have to worry about studying and taking difficult Math tests. Yet, He even watches out for those little guys. How great He is!

Melissa said...

Anonymous, how wonderfully put. Thanks for reminding us of the birds. I thought of that the other day after I came home to find my grandmother filling up her bird feeders with bird seed. God was using her to bless the birds with food! How great He is!

Mrs. U said...

WOOOHOOOOO!! I am SOO very happy for you, Melissa!!!! How wonderful that you passed!!! Praise the Lord!

Mrs. U

Candy said...

Yay!!!! Im so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big hugs,

p.s.... I will post my random things shortly ;)