Yesterday, however, was a bit different from my normal days. I was feeling a bit downtrodden and I needed something special to occur in my life. I had my joy as He always gives me this, but my heart was a bit heavy. To be around me, you would not have suspected anything was amiss. I gave it over to God that morning prior to starting my day, and I went about my daily business at hand. I did decide, however, to fast during the day. The Bible tells us that sometimes in life we must fast and seek His face for those heavy duty times. Yesterday was such a time!
Throughout my day in the office, I would excuse myself and find a corner to pray. If able, I would simply bow my head at my desk and pray. Around noon or so, God showed up. I simply have to shake my head in amazement at His subtleness. I am sometimes slow in recognizing His hand, but when I do, my face lights up like a candle. I get so excited and I want to shout with glee. Of course, I could not do this at work but He felt my heart overflowing with warmth at the recognition of Him being on the job. I know He is always with me, but I think you can grasp what I am saying.
One of the things I had been praying for ... the most important of my prayers ... was to feel His presence in a powerful way. I just needed His encouragement yesterday. You know how when you were young sometimes you simply needed your mom or dad to just give you a hug. You found more encouragement in that one hug and it had the power to cure any ailment. I needed this from God yesterday, and as always, He did not fail.
What happened to me was undoubtedly the work of His hands. The person He used to deliver His encouragement was someone I would have NEVER expected to hear from. What this person requested was in direct line with one of my prayers. I was simply blown away though I do not know why. I never doubted He would show up. I just did not think He would show up so quickly. The remainder of my day I was on Cloud 9. I continued to fast and pray, but I felt as if I was walking on air.
God is so awesome. Whatever is troubling you today, give it over to Him. No matter the brokenness you carry, cry out to Jesus. Whatever you lack, trust Him to provide. He will never fail you. He may not show up in your timing but He will show up. He may not deliver using the method you wanted, but He will deliver. Never lose hope and never lose faith. When your heart is so heavy you feel as if it will bring you to your knees, fall to your knees and cry out to Him. He will restore your hope and give you strength to carry on. He is closer than a brother and will never forsake you!
Have a blessed day!