Philippians 4:19 - "God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."And so, in the middle of my work day, I laid down my head on my desk and prayed these verses. I prayed that God would take away my anxiety about these finances and that He would provide the funds needed to help me get to Uganda.
Malachi 3:10 - "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows."
Genesis 22:14 - "Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah Jireh [The Lord Will Provide], as it is said to this day, 'In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.'"
Fast forward just three hours later. I was walking back to my office from one of my patient's rooms when a friend stopped me and asked if I still needed money for the trip... and then she told me that she would like to give this month's tithe toward it.
I am absolutely floored by God's provision. And I am astounded at my friend's generosity. I am incredibly thankful. And in giving thanks to God, I heard Him tell me not to worry - as always, He will continue to provide. My job is to listen and to trust.