In Awe

The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer.

Psalm 6:9

Sometimes we don’t know what we need. We just know we need God to show up…quickly.

I dreaded giving the news I hadn’t expected. I was so disappointed and I anticipated the same reaction when I shared it.

I didn’t know what to pray. And I didn’t know what to ask God for, because I had no idea what the next step could possibly be.

All I could pray was “God we need You. Please come quickly. Come now.”

And sometimes that is enough.

I stalled and moved slowly, not sure what to say or when to say it. I didn’t doubt God would be there. I was just too tired to think about what He might be up to.

I expected sadness and discouragement.

But God showed up.

In fact, He had already been at work, going before me, preparing the way.

The news that hit me hard? Well, God buffered it for her. Even she was surprised at her positive reaction.

She said she thought God was with her right then. And He was—right there with both of us.

God at work.

Knowing what I had prayed and seeing how He wasn’t sitting idle, but had shown up just as I had asked—that was an undeniable blessing.

And I was in awe.

He allowed me to witness the way He was weaving the details together…details I didn’t know how to handle. And, as it turned out, I didn’t have to.

Whereas over the past weeks, I had prayed for wisdom and God had supplied, this time, God took care of it before I tried to.

Just as He had already planned to do.

[This post first appeared at Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith .  All rights reserved.]

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About the author : Laura Rath

Laura Rath

A daughter of the King, saved by His grace, Laura writes to encourage women in their walk with Christ. She is a wife, mother, writer, blogger, speaker and contributor to several Christian websites. Laura shares stories of her faith journey on her blog Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith, and can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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