Answered Prayers

Sometimes I forget how powerful God is and how much he loves us.  I know that sounds awful and just broadcasts my lack of faith to the world, but have you ever prayed for a situation for a long time and begin to think “it just wasn’t meant to be” or “I guess I just need to learn to deal”.

This is very personal so to protect the person I will not share any details regarding the situation.  I know you totally understand.  I have been praying for someone for the last 3 years.  Honestly, not every day, more like a few times per week.  I know God always hears and answers our prayers in His perfect time, so I was just trying to chill (which was very hard).  I guess August 21st was His perfect time because that is when God answered me loud and clear.  I almost fell over.  Honestly, I had to sit down and collect myself in a nonchalant manner.  The situation was so normal.  The person talking didn’t even realize what they were saying, but in an instant I knew what was happening.

I don’t know what was special about that day, that hour, or that minute, but I will always remember the feeling that washed over me.  The Holy Spirit whispered in my ear, “It’s going to be ok. Relax.”

God has instructed us to pray continually (Thessalonians 5:17) and that we should never be anxious or worry (Philippians 4:6-7).  This is so hard, but it will make your life a lot easier.  I used to have terrible stomach problems, but they have gotten a lot better as my ability to “let go” has improved.  Also, if you have no idea what to say or all you can do is sob, open your heart to the Holy Spirit, and he will intercede for you (Romans 8:26).  God knows what every tear drop and frustrated moan means and will fill you with His love, peace, and understanding.  God is waiting on you with His arms open.  All you have to do is ask.

What do you think?