Have you ever prayed and prayed for something for so long, and just when you were ready to give up, God steps in and answers it?? Of course you have if you've been a Christian for any length of time...because that it so often the way He works.
This happened in the Hicks' home today. I can't really go into much details right now, but let me just say that some BIG prayers have been answered. I have never worried so much in my life than the past week, due to a number of reasons. I told God that I know he holds tomorrow, but I don't think I really let go. Just last week in my prayer journal, I was telling God "Ok, so I know your in control and that this will happen in your time, BUT could you please hurry it up?"
And I'm sure God was saying "Okay, Heather......wait just a bit more. If you only knew..."
And our prayers have been answered. Stress has been relieved, we are at peace.....weights have been lifted off our shoulders. I'm sure you understand, don't you.
You see, my God knew exactly what was in store. He knew the exact moment in time that he would answer our prayers before we even started praying them. He knows just how much we can bare, and gives us the strength to keep holding on.
"Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise Him in his mighty heavens. "
- Psalm 150:1
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.'"
- Jeremiah 29:11
"All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
- Psalm 139:16
Isn't it great to know we are well taken care of by a God who loves us beyond measure.
Beautiful, isn't it?