Sometimes the answer to an issue we are praying about is right in front of our face, but we are looking every where else, trying anything else but that one answer!
That’s what we have experienced recently.
We were trying to do something a while back and an option came for us to go a certain way but it was a different way that we were not as familiar with. So we chose to stay on the more familiar route, based on our previous success. However, months later, we were tired, frustrated and at our wits end. We were at the point of giving up, when we decided to look into that unfamiliar option again. This option which had been available all along was much easier and stress free. We could have saved time, money, emotional toil, and lessened the challenges, had we chosen this option sooner.
Yet we were the hold up because desiring our own ways and not wanting to give up this or that was blocking us from moving forward.
Then when we let go of the wheel, when we gave up, we surrendered our will, YAHUAH moved in miraculous ways. He provided for us in numerous ways. And His answer was there all along, we just had to let go.
Then one day it seemed as if nothing was going to work. First we hit one road block but we were able to find a potential path around. Then a few hours later, a second road block came-only it was higher than the first one.
Earlier this week, I remember laying in the bed, thinking I am so tired. I give up. I have to accept this “no” for now.
Then, His truth crumbled the first road block, correcting wrong information. A day or so later, YAHUAH’s grace demolished the second road block and His mercy shined down upon us. Then He, unexpectedly poured down even more grace upon us. Though it came through people, we know that at every point He was behind it.
YAHUAH’s grace on us.
All week long, I’ve thought about these situations, which completely turned around unexpectedly. I am change by them. As I reflect on the timing when this event started in our life, I see His hand was there. Most of the time I refused to see it, but He was still there. I know He hears me and has my best in His plans. All things work together for our good…the no’s, delays, challenges, frustrations and even some of our own decisions – all worked in our behalf – although we couldn’t see it.
He still moves mountains even today.
For me and you.
For all who believe.
Now, not all situations will work out similarly or according to our own earthly plans, most don’t even come close, but since YAHUAH’s plans for me are better than I can plan for myself, it is best to submit to His will.
Just because our prayers were answered close to our desires, doesn’t mean the answer is without it’s own challenges. There were somethings we had to let go of, some compromises we had to accept and some changes we had to and still have to make. We can’t see what YAHUAH has for us as we go in this direction, but I know His best-is best.