A few weeks ago, our van decided her years of service were complete. I begged her each time I turned the key, “Please, just one more year.” Well, the van had other plans and instead of working as a mode of transport, she serves as an ornament in the driveway.
A car loan is not an option so the funds to replace her were extremely low. My husband and I kept our eyes open and one day we say a car we thought was in our range. We thought wrong! Yikes. I should have checked my investments before scheduling the appointment. Embarrassed, we kept our appointment to look at the car. I felt terrible for wasting his time yet as the men talked “car”, I silently prayed.
“God, you know our situation. I place this in your hands.
As we wait, help us to see what YOU would have us do. Amen.”
Once home, Ed and I talked about alternatives to get us by until we could afford a car. I told him we should sleep and pray on it. God was in control, as always, we needed to trust Him…not ourselves.
We offered an offensive offer, yet it was all we had. Never expecting they would accept it, we waited to see what the next step would be. BUT then the phone rang the following day.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably
More than all we ask or imagine,
According to his power
That is at work within us,
To him be glory
In the church and in Christ Jesus
Throughout all generations,
For ever and ever! Amen.”
God answers prayer always. This time He said “Yes”.
With tears running down my cheeks I thanked the gentleman, hung up and cried in thanksgiving for the amazing way God has used one sweet and precious family to answer prayer. While I was embarrassed to share our current situation, God used this as a blessing.
We continue to pray the Lord will bless those who have blessed us. Only He could have arranged such a beautiful and caring arrangement.
God is faithful and ALWAYS answers our prayers. He might not always say “Yes” but then again if He gave me everything I prayed for, I would be in trouble.
Do you trust God with the situations in your life?
When faced with a difficult situation,
do you run to God or your friends?
Will you share an instance of going
to God in prayer first?
How did He answer your prayer?
“Do not be anxious about anything,
But in every situation,
By prayer and petition,
Present your requests to God.”
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323