Me and my sister really, really wanted to go several camps that we go to every year. God provided different ways for each one, but I would have to say the way he provided for music camp was a bit of an eye opener.
At first these music camps had been free. Then it went up to 30$. Though we were a bit surprised, we thought that’s not that bad. Because this year it went to 90$ early bird to 120$, my dad said that he didn’t think it was worth that much so he wouldn’t even let us pay. We were fine with that at first, but then we went to the pre-camp workshop. All the memories of friends, the fun we had, and the things we learned resurfaced and we wanted to go so bad. We were even willing to pay the 120$ ourselves, if we had to, but my dad still said no. ‘Even though he’s never been to this camp, he gets to decide if it’s worth it or not,’ we thought. All we could do was pray. But as the early bird registration due date drew near, nothing changed. We knew that God knew best and thought maybe he doesn’t want us to go. Then out of nowhere popped the idea, that maybe I could write an email to the director asking, if she would give us a fraction of the cost providing we could make up the difference with helping at camp. Even though the director was my flute teacher and we have known each other for years, I wasn’t so sure about it. When I finally did, she thought it was a great idea.
God not only wanted us to go, but he made it so that we only have to pay 45$ along with a little cleaning afterwards, having to try to invite people, and helping out with the mini camp. I am so excited because I had really wanted to help with the mini camp, but otherwise I probably wouldn’t be able to.
My point is that even though sometimes there may be hardships it’s all for God’s big picture.
I want to leave you with a verse: All things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.~ Romans 8: 28