Many times we wonder why God allows difficult or challenging situations to come into our lives when He has the power to keep such circumstances away from us.
Time after time, through countless experiences, God has shown me that such challenges come into our lives to strengthen our faith in Him and to show us that He is very near to us. We just have to bring our situation to Him in prayer and He will do the necessary to resolve our difficulties.
Another thing I have learned is that at times we become complacent in our current state, which may not be the best in God’s sight, so He allows a little shaking to lead us to better circumstances.
In the second week of August 2016 while on a visit to the Bacolod school, the management of the building handed me a letter which stated that their board has taken an action to raise our current rental amount to three times as much effective immediately.
This matter was brought to the board of the school and everyone, knowing the financial constraints, were afraid that the school may have to be closed down. Not knowing what to do, it was suggested that without discussing this issue any further, the meeting be adjourned and we spend next few days to pray to the Lord to show us what to do.
It did not take long for God to intervene because the very next day, one of our staff pointed out that there is a vacant building just one hundred meters from our current location where another school was being operated before but had closed down at the end of last school year. We immediately arranged to visit the building and to our amazement, this building had more spacious rooms and exactly as many as we needed.
As the events unfolded, we arranged a meeting with the owner and negotiated the rental agreement just at 50% of the amount required to remain where we were. I believe God allowed this situation to arise because He had already prepared a better place for us. This was nothing short of a miraculous answer to our prayers. The school shifted to the new building on September 1, 2016. Pictures given with this report will give you a better idea of the building where the school shifted.
This experience brings to mind a great promise given to us in the Bible, Matthew 7:7-8, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.