Have you ever prayed for something so long that you gave up…or simply surrendered, trusting His will for your life?
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Let me share with you, as transparently as I can. In His sovereign way, God answered a 13-year prayer I’ve prayed many times about my husband and something very important to me, and then I let it go. I didn’t give up, nor did I take matters in my own hands; I simply trusted that it just wasn’t meant to be and didn’t know if it would ever be meant to be. I needed to be okay without the answer.
What’s crazy is how the answer came: in the midst of an incredibly painful season, like when I wasn’t even praying for it, looking for the answer, and the way that He answered it was beyond my wildest imagination! That’s just like Him, though, isn’t it? He’s so incredibly creatively loving.
Has that ever happened to you? You prayed and prayed and eventually you either surrendered it completely or you gave up and when you least expected it, He answered it?
What’s crazy is just a couple of days ago I was needing an immediate answer. There was no way this one could wait. I was getting ready to travel in just a few days. I couldn’t afford to be sick. I started feeling feverish, and my throat hurt but I wasn’t coughing, just feeling the need to clear my throat and the two times I did, stuff came out and there was blood in it. [sorry to gross you out! ☹]
The next morning I prayed and asked for Him to reveal to me if I should go have it checked out, and if so, that I would get in right away and get an answer about the cause. As soon as I prayed it, I left it and moved on to something else. Within 10 minutes, it happened again, the urge to clear my throat and out came a mucus clot with blood. That was my answer; go get an answer!
To make that long story short and without using all the medical terms given to me, I was seen right away, and we discovered I had a very bad right ear-infection which was causing this drainage, hence the blood. I felt this rush of peace wash over me, knowing He had gone before me and provided what I needed, preventing me from getting on the plane without medical attention or I could have lost my hearing in my right ear, not to mention all the pain I might have endured!
Friend, can I encourage you today, right where you are, wherever you are in your journey in this truth: HE HEARS YOU…and He knows what’s best for you and when we are completely surrendered to His will and not our own agenda, He comes in, rushing like a gentle breeze to remind us of His love and sovereignty.
May the eyes of your heart and your ears be on the lookout for all the ways He answers your prayers and may you rest in a surrendered prayer, and dwell in His promises:
1st John 5:14-15 “And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will he hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.”