After being a Christian for most of my life, I’m still amazed at how God continues to surprise me.
I have received so much evidence of his existence: answered prayers, comfort for grieving, healing for sickness, miracles that have no other explanation, forgiveness for my sins, a husband who loves and supports me even when I don’t deserve it, my children, my grandchildren, the sunrise every morning and the sunset every evening. Evidence is all around me, I know him and I trust him, yet I can still be shocked by God. I have been busy with work, family and finals. I studied hard and up to this point have a 4.0 GPA in college, receiving an “A” in all classes (I completed my fifth, sixth & seventh classes this week). However, this semester in my Intermediate Algebra class, the grade prior to the final was a “C”. I was disappointed that I would probably lose my 4.0 which I have worked so hard for. Not the end of the world, but disappointing none-the-less. I never thought I would do well enough on the final to bring my low “C” to an “A”, so I didn’t even pray for it. (Me! The constant advocate of “You do not have because you do not ask…”) I simply and earnestly prayed (OK, maybe ‘begged’ is more accurate); “God, please help me pass my final and my class!” After several days of intense study, God, in his infinite wisdom, knew my heart and my heart’s desire and granted it to me. Even after I thought it was impossible, God reminded me that through Christ, all things are possible! The grades were posted last night and my low “C” went to a low “A” at 90.55%...but it’s an “A” and I keep my 4.0 GPA! This is an answered prayer I never prayed, but God knew!
This whole thing may sound silly and unimportant, but oftentimes God chooses the minor things to remind us of his presence in a major way. He reminded me last night and I am so thankful that he does might things like saving lives and healing the sick, but I’m also so blessed because he cares about a busy wife, mom, nana, two-job holding, Christ-following woman who strives to do her best. Thank you Jesus for taking notice of the desires of my heart. It is yours and always will be.
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Still stressed, but infinitely more blessed – praying the same for you.