This morning I was faced with a situation I had to get resolved in 10 days or less. It literally involved the safety of a loved one. I left the house very distraught and worried. I had already been a failure in this situation thus far and my heart was very heavy.
As I was driving down the road, it dawned on me to call this individual who I knew could help me out. With great confidence and relief, I placed the call. Just as quickly as my spirits soared upwards, they came crashing down. The person I called could not help me. I was devastated. I was certain this was my answer.
Now what? I started to cry as I drove to work. I was at a lost as to what I was going to do. I decided I was not going to give into fear and anxiousness. Though I was steadily crying, through my sobs I prayed to God. I told Him I knew He had the answer. I told Him I trusted Him because I knew the loved one this was effecting, He loved them more than I. I told Him if He did not answer my prayer, then I trusted Him to show me another way. As I continued to cry, I continued to pray and then my prayers turned into worship. I turned on the Christian radio and commenced to worshiping Him.
I could feel my anxiety and frustrations over the situation diminishing, and I finally was able to cease crying. I went to work with joy in my heart and an uplifted spirit, filled with faith in my God. I did not know how or when He would answer, and though my back was against the wall time-wise, I gave it to Him.
About an hour or so after arriving at work, I received a telephone call that was answer to my prayers in more ways than one. I hung up and I thanked my God. I knew He was in control, had delivered my answer, and was paving the way for nothing but good to come out of this.
As I was sharing this with my two sisters tonight, I also shared with them that I truly felt if I had reacted differently ... questioning God as to why He allowed this to happen ... allowing anger and bitterness to seep in ... holding harsh feelings for the person that could not help me ... worrying about the situation ... then I truly believe I would not have gotten that much needed call today.
Sometimes you just know when it is a God-moment, and this was definitely one for me!
Have a wonderful remainder of the evening and a wonderful weekend! Stay cool!