Will You Trust Me Now?

Updated: Feb 14

It was a cold night on the dock. As I was working, I felt like God was saying to me, “Matt, Will you trust me now?” I thought back to the last six months, how God had provided me with two jobs so I could go to seminary and support Carol and our son.

But such was not the case when we returned from the Summer SIL language training in North Dakota. I thought I was returning to a job at a Baptist church and the continuation of my seminary studies. Then, two weeks after our return, I was informed that my position had been filled by another person.

Carol and I were seeking God’s will, living hand to mouth, and had just spent the Summer pursuing Bible Translation training. And now, I felt the pressure of getting a job. I was discouraged and angry, wondering what we were going to do.