I had to think quick. What could I do? I decided that maybe I could drive to school, park in the garage, and just pay the $5 for parking.
I walked to my car and realized that I was low on gas, but I had enough to get to school. Perfect! I drove to school and was going to be on time...until I reached the parking garage. It was FULL. I started to drive around and around to see if there was street parking...none! I decided to try another parking garage that was a bit farther away, but I couldn't find a single parking spot! Not only that but my gas tank was starting to run even lower. I exited out of the parking garage at 10:30AM, right when my quiz was supposed to start.
I wanted to give up. There was no use. There was no way I could find a place for my car in time. Even if I found a spot, there was no way that I could walk to my class before the quiz ended. There was no way that I would be able to make up my quiz. And there was no way that I could make an A after missing the quiz. Everything seemed so impossible.
I texted my friend about the situation, and he said that he would pray that I would find a spot and take my quiz. I decided, "OK I will trust God and try one more time. I will go around the block one time because I only have enough gas for one circle, and if I don't find a spot, I will just get gas and go home. God is more important than my statistics grade. Lord, I give everything up to you."
Right as I turned the corner, I found a spot! It was the smallest spot, and I barely fit. I sprinted all the way to my lecture with my huge bookbag, and huffed and puffed to the front of the room with everyone watching me. My professor rushed over to give me the quiz, and I sat on the ground to take my quiz.
I was so thankful and praised God. I praised God that He provided me with a friend who would pray for me even when I couldn't. I praised God that He opened up a parking spot for me to park in (it was also free, so I saved money!). I praised God that I had enough gas in my tank to find a spot. I praised God for legs to sprint to my class. I praised God that the quiz was still going, so that I could take my quiz. I praised God that my professor had grace to let me take the quiz even though I was late. I praised God for the stress that I had in the morning, so that when He provided for me, I would know that He is in control.
Sometimes He answers our prayers in the way we want, and sometimes He doesn't. But in all things, God is there. He is our Provider, and He never leaves us.
Luke 1:37 "Nothing is impossible with God."
Until next time,