Fully Rely on God

Fully Rely on God

Jan 22, 2014

Fully Rely on God

by Benny Uhlich


Nearly two years ago I left my parents’ house in my home state of Washington and moved far away to Ohio. It was one of the scariest things I’d ever done, but also the most exciting.

I had saved some money from my previous job before I moved, and had a job interview set up in Ohio. I went through a very nice interview and was offered the position, but I turned it down after I prayed seriously about it. This was very hard for me because I had no income, no permanent place to stay, and only knew a few people.

Very quickly, I found a place to live with a complete stranger who became a really close friend. Things were looking up… as long as I could pay rent.

Then I got a job, but was laid off after only two months. I had no clue what to do, and at this point, no job meant no money to pay rent. My roommate and I moved into a different apartment after living in our house for six months together. We ended up moving into a three-bedroom apartment with seven of us living in there. That meant a lot less money for rent, and our new landlord set up a rent payment plan for when I actually had the money. Everything was working so well that I even got engaged, and then six months later, married.

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During our engagement we decided to move away from Ohio and try something new. Two weeks after our wedding, we drove back to my original home of Kent, Washington, and moved into my parents’ house. This was not where I wanted to be with my new wife, but we needed to prepare ourselves. We’ve been married for a year now, and we are still living with my folks.

While this might have been a great story, I did learn something through all this. When I moved away, I didn’t have everything set for my survival, but I trusted that God would take care of me—and He did. When I was looking for an income, God took care of me with a patient landlord and family members helping me with groceries.

Now that we’ve moved in with my parents, we’ve been looking for our own place. It hasn’t happened yet, but God is still taking care of us. We both have good jobs, and wonderful parents who have allowed us to stay with them for the last year and for as long as we need.

God has promised to take care of His children, and He does. I always heard that God would protect me, but I have finally learned and found out for myself.

“Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” (1 Chronicles 16:11)

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