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When my husband and I were planning for our wedding, we had a list. (Please if I have shared this story with you, go ahead and read again and react like you are hearing of it for the first time.) So, back to the list. We never had a wedding committee to fundraise for the wedding, we however thought it wiser to approach a few friends, inform them about our upcoming wedding and ask for financial support. After all, they are the ones who have been telling us that they look forward to our wedding! They should be very happy that it’s finally happening. We texted twenty people, very sure that they would each send at least five thousand each and that would cover catering and venue charges. (Please don’t laugh) So only five responded and only one contributed. Was I disappointed? OF COURSE!
But wait, have I ever received messages from friends informing me about their upcoming weddings and completely ignored or even forgot to reply? OF COURSE! I have even been added to WhatsApp groups and left immediately. I have failed so many people who counted on me.
Our wedding still happened. It was as beautiful as we expected and at the end of the day we had no debt. Funny enough, we still got a lot of help, we had a team that helped us with logistics, all of who were not on our list. I remember DJ Lebbz providing his services plus the sound system because that was his gift to us. Plus, we received financial help from strangers we had never though would bother. In fact some of the help was so unexpected that it came after the wedding. While some people sent me messages lamenting why they were never invited, some sent gifts because they were never invited. (Don’t feel guilty, its been four years. hahahahaha but you can redeem yourself in the upcoming anniversary)
Today you may be having a list; maybe you are going through your phone log trying to find out who you will ask for food, or a job. You may be hanging around social media sending direct messages to people who seem to be doing well, hoping that if ten people send you five hundred shillings this week, you are sorted. Please refocus, our help comes from the Lord, and He is in charge of whom He will send with the food or the job. Your help may also come in ways you have never expected, because God’s way is supreme. People will disappoint you, just the way you disappoint them. Putting your trust in a human being will exhaust you. Look to Jesus, your help comes from Him. He knows exactly what you need and He NEVER disappoints.
“I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you– the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm– he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121