Help me realize the Lord's provision!!

The Lord has provided me with a miraculous opportunity I would like to share with everyone:

I graduated from Nyack College. During my time there, I had 5 financial aid counselors in 4 years, all of whom handed me a piece of paper and said, "We have the money you need, just sign here." I left school with $97,000 of student debt, in principal alone. $77,000 of that was with Sallie Mae, and my payment for years was $606, interest only. This ballooned this January to $1100 a month, and being in the middle of a divorce and needing to maintain my financial life alone, I was unable to make the payments. I tried to work with them, and they would not budge. Since then, I saw them as my un-movable mountain, and took the situation to the Lord. The past few weeks, while default loomed and seemed only minutes away, I have been working with a debt collection agency they have handed my loans over to, which they have done as a last resort before taking me to court.

First, they wanted $61,000 and said they would call it a wash. I explained if I had that kind of money, I would have kept paying them. Then they asked me to give them $12,000, saying they would put me on a reduced interest plan of .001%, but that I would pay the entirety of the principal. Again, $12,000 was out of my reach. They asked me to do a number of things, which I have complied with, but to no avail. After not hearing from them for about a week, I got a call from the gentleman working on my particular case, and he said that they don't normally work with people who are so cooperative and knew that he had to do something for me. After speaking to his supervisor, he worked out a deal where if I could give them $3100 by the 25th of September, I would be put on a $350 payment plan and $44,000 of student loan interest would evaporate. A friend and I went and applied for a loan, for which, we were declined. Even though he has near perfect credit, the bank took one look at mine, and the serious delinquency I had with Sallie Mae, and said absolutely not, even though he was co-signing. From speaking to other connections I've developed over the years with other banks, it seems that will be the answer across the board.

I called the debt collection company and asked the date be moved back to the 28th to give me a couple more days, and they agreed. I now have 3 days to come up with $3100 or the deal comes off the table, and my loans go into default. I do not believe the Lord would bring me this far in this specific area to drop me now. His last minute ways may very well one day give me a heart attack, but before that happens, I believe that He will complete the good work he has begun in me and in this new season of my life. Would you consider partnering with me, and contributing $30 to my cause? $30 from 100 people would allow the miraculous opportunity the LORD has provided to be realized. Thank you so much for your contribution. May God bless you richly.

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