It was exam day for my brother and me. All the late evenings we had spent studying were about to be put to the test. We had taken one exam already. Our lecturer sent us a link for our passes to take today’s exam at the university, and I logged on to print them out.

Then I ran into trouble. The website was only loading my pass for the previous exam. We only had three hours until we had to go to the exam hall. This could be a problem. I scrolled around the university’s website until I saw a help line. I dialed it and was immediately greeted by a voice recording saying, “Please hold, your problem will be addressed in a minute.”

I was annoyed but I waited. After a while, a new voice recording played. “Did you know you can receive help for any online questions at our new help line? Just dial the number …” and it proceeded to say the same number that I had just dialed. Frustrated, I hung up. I went back to the website and tried yet again. But no.

Just then, a notification popped up on my phone. It was my app of the Bible verse for the day. Matthew 7:7: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

I closed my eyes and prayed, “I’m asking, Jesus, that You please work it out for the passes for our exam to be sent to us.” Then without further worry, I typed in our student numbers, and without even checking the pages, I printed them. When I retrieved them from the printer, I saw that they were for the wrong day. I was tempted to try again, but I recalled the Bible verse. I had asked, and I would trust that this was the answer.

When it was time for the exam, the staff didn’t even glance at our passes. The person at the door greeted us cheerfully, remembering us from the previous exam. She ushered us to our seats. We sat the exam and it went great.

God doesn’t always answer my prayers the way I think He should, but He does answer every time, and He never leaves me stranded. Ask, and you will receive!