It is amazing how God puts the right people and the right circumstances in your life at just the right time. He reminds us so powerfully that he is in ultimate control. Two weeks ago, he provided funds for me that I never knew existed, just as I was in an emergency financial situation. He always seems to provide a friend when I either need encouragement or need called out. He even provides opportunities to minister to others in the most unexpected times and ways… even this very day.
He brought me through my first school year of seminary successfully. He has introduced me to the Center for Christianity and the Arts where I can focus my efforts and develop my ministry. He has surrounded me with a great family of friends and brothers and sisters in Christ here in Louisville, both at the seminary and at Sojourn Community Church, who I will carry with me, in some form, for the rest of my life. He brought me through the death of my beloved grandmother… a heartbreaking ordeal, but one through which I have been brought closer to her (in the months prior to her passing), my family, my friends, and God himself. I was also able to minister to my family members, including my grandma, in ways I would have never guessed I would be able to do. God works through the most unlikely of people, even me.
Yes, indeed, God is good, and “we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).