One of the things I love about God is that He knows exactly what we need… and He gives it to us exactly when we need it. I mean, at JUST the right moment… His timing is impeccable!
I was feeling a
little lot down today… tough afternoon… and spent some time with my boys, which helped alot. But when I left them, I started to feel down again. I knew that the thing that was plaguing my mind was something that would take a while to process… so, I just began trying to pray… and worship… as I drove home. Through tears, I drove and sang at the top of my lungs… all the while, God kept reminding me, “I’m here… I won’t let you fall.” I tried to get a grip, but the pain inside was so overwhelming… I just couldn’t. I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced it, but I was hurting so bad that I couldn’t pray!
I pulled into the parking lot of the grocery store down the street from my house, and – as I was walking in – a young lady pulled me aside and said, “Would you like me to pray for you? Some members of our church come out here on Tuesday nights, and we pray for anyone who needs prayer.” I couldn’t even speak… I just nodded my head. So, she and this other guy with her began to pray for me… for God’s will to reign in my life, for me to be able to hear Him clearly, for me to let go of that thing that’s keeping me from pressing in close to Him… WOW!!!!!!!! All I could do was just be amazed at God’s love for me… because, at that moment, Romans 8.26 became a powerful reality to me: “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.”
A very good friend used to pray for me these words, “I pray that today God will leave you both amazed and perplexed“…
Amazed… perplexed… is what I am.
Thank You, Father, for loving me enough to send me what I needed at just the right moment. Your grace… still amazes me.