“The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.” ~ Psalm 145:13b
Last night was a pretty big night for my and the little one – he was dedicated at the church his dad grew up in. It was a good way for me to handle it, because we could be there, surrounded by my husband’s family. It helped lessen the feeling that something was missing from the picture and instead made the whole event a wonderful time.
But last night was big for me in another way. You see, at the start of the worship service, I had been feeling a bit overlooked. There are some things – one in particular – that I have been praying about for awhile that I was starting to feel that God had fallen silent on. As the music began, I wondered if maybe God had forgotten. Or maybe I hadn’t prayed enough. Or maybe other people had stopped praying for this for me. I started to wonder if maybe I should stop praying for this one thing, since maybe it wasn’t in God’s plan.
Then, during a time of prayer, a friend of my in-laws came over to pray with us. She, too, is a recent widow, having lost her husband to a stroke a few months ago. And after she prayed with my family, she took me aside and told me things that she was praying for me.
And it was exactly what I had been wondering about at the beginning of the service.
God could not have been more direct unless He put a blinking neon sign at the front of the church. He had not forgotten about my prayer and He wasn’t overlooking me. And He made sure that I knew right then and there that He was taking care of me and my prayers.
We serve a powerful and amazing God. But what really blows me away is the fact that this incredible God would take the time to reassure the heart of one of His children. It was such a beautiful reminder to me that He really is our heavenly Father and longs to take care of us just like a great dad should.