It never ceases to amaze me how sometimes in life God will seemingly disappear, and then out of nowhere He will return with a vengeance (or so it seems). Of course, we all know that God is with us at all times whether we sense His presence or not. I am referring to those times when He is in your midst in such a way you sense you could reach out and physically touch Him. This is how I have felt the past few days. I could see His hand upon my life in such big ways but in small increments. I would think He was up to something ... not really sure though ... and then it all came together and left me in complete awe of His majesty!
I had a situation which was unfolding daily and not to my advantage. I had basically told God a few weeks back that I was not going to stress over this situation. I was giving it over to Him. I would only tread one 24-hours at a time. I was not going to focus ahead or it would allow fear to set in. This is exactly what I have been doing. I start my day in prayer. I cast my cares. I went about my day with joy and in faith. Whenever satan would try to remind me of the situation, I would give it over to God. Some days I had to do this many, many times.
Some days it was harder than others, but I was pressing through in faith. I had no other options! If I did not force myself to trust Him completely, I would sink in a vast pool of fear and it would totally engulf me.
Sunday as I was reading His Word, I came across Matthew 17:20-21 which says, "So Jesus said to them, 'Because of your unbelief; for unassuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.'"
I have read this verse many times but on this day it resonated on the inside of me in a big way. I decided I would fast on Monday, pray throughout the day for deliverance and favor, and again give it all to Him. I did just this!
I am still on cloud 9 at the thought of how things played out. I can only share with you that on Tuesday God showed up in a huge way. He delivered me from this burden. He gave me favor beyond words. He showed me how my faith in Him moved Him to compassion for my situation. Now, as I type this, I could just cry with joy at His awesomeness. WOW ... is all I can say!
So many times in life our unbelief hampers the flow of God's blessing in our lives. The very thing He used to bring me out of my situation had been denied to me previously. I had sought this remedy on my own with no success. He then used that very thing to deliver me. He showed me without a doubt His hand upon me. In order for this situation to have played out the way it did, there is no other conclusion I can come to except for seeing it for what it is ... a miracle from above!
Walk in faith today! It will pave the way for your tomorrows!