Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In Awe


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 wasright 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 turns out, I didn't have to.

Where 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, I'm sure.

Looking back, has there been a time you were in awe of the way God put details of a situation together before you could figure out what to do?

Have there been times in your life when you didn't know what you needed, but you only knew you needed God to show up...quickly?

In Christ,
Laura 




6 comments:

  1. So glad that God made a difference in your challenge! Linking with you at #RaRaLinkUp.

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  2. I so relate to your words here...and the situation. It's happened more than once. I'm learning to turn toward Jesus in these situations rather than hide under my bed and hope all the bad will just go away. I'm learning to trust He will be ahead of me and will make the way through. He's done it before and He will do it again. Blessings and thanks for your encouragement.

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  3. Countless times, God has always come through and when my heart is open to expect Him to I will recognize it. Often times He has shown up in ways I did not expect or would have wanted, but always it was perfect timing and perfect in His ways. It is about trusting and that is where my frailness shows up. Even though He has shown up countless time I still am not good at waiting for Him. It's a matter of where my heart is how I perceive Him showing up. good post.

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  4. Visiting from Coffee for Your Heart. It's so wonderful the way He always provides. He always shows up. I had a pastor that used to say he would wait for God to 'show up and show out' :)

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  5. It is hard to narrow down the times that God has orchestrated a plan before I even knew the next steps!

    1. Miscarriage
    2. Ranger School
    3. All things ministry

    I can go on... Praying for you a lot lately, sweet Laura. Just so you know.

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  6. Great post. Thank you for sharing with Grace & Truth's link up.
    God bless!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!