“It’s going to rain on Race Day, Cliff,” I started to sulk, as I looked out the window at blinding sheets of unrelenting rain. “The weather forecast states 90% chance of thunderstorm.”
“That means there’s still 10% chance of good weather!” Cliff chirped.
“You can’t bank on living your life based on slim chances, Cliff!” I rolled my eyes.
“But—“ he said with a twinkle in his eye, “That’s how I got you!”
He was right. The chances of us coming together when we’d accidentally crossed each other’s blogs when living 10’000 miles away from each other were incredulously small. Yet, the non-profit Cliff applied to, which had 65 offices around the world, offered him a job in Singapore.
When I scoured for a wedding venue at short notice, all i received were rejections.
Yet, Toronto Botanical Gardens, one of the world’s top ten wedding destinations wrote back saying they saw our video “by chance,” and would like to sponsor our wedding. What were the chances?
Today, as the skies cleared up for Cliff’s race, I began to understand his simple faith. That even though we might stand against a staggering 99% outcome against our favor, that 1% chance with God by our side, is all we need for a 100% turnaround.
I realized… that perhaps it’s the same for my applications to a humanitarian opening in a developing country, too.
While no doors have opened, and I feel at times crushed by discouragement, I only need one divine door to open. That tenuous, 1% chance, in God’s hands, becomes a 100% wide-open door when we wait in faith.
Today, if you’re hoping hope against hope for a miracle, if you’re banking on that 1% chance that’s so slim that it hurts, I want to encourage you- that if it’s God’s will, to keep trusting that it’ll come to pass. And whatever the outcome, to still continue trusting- that He is good, and faithful, no matter what.
He’s with you till the very end.