Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:14-15
Reflecting on God's goodness. Yesterday my father had surgery to open a blockage in his heart. With many of my family and friends rallying to lift him up in prayer, we sought God's will and asked for mercy during his procedure.
God heard. We received the answers we were looking for, and dad is home resting.
As I read these verses this morning I am praising our God. He truly walked with us as we prayed, didn't He? I just want to share another thought though.
If dad's surgery had not gone as planned, that would not mean that God did not hear our prayers. God holds everything in the palm of His hand. We need to trust Him when life gets scary and Praise Him when it all works according to our plan. True.
But when things go differently than we hoped, or life throws a huge curve ball we need to remember that God is still there. He sees things we do not see. He know things we do not know. He has a plan that is so perfect, that we will only understand it when we stand in eternity.
Bottom line? We absolutely need to pray. We need to unite our hearts and seek the face of our Lord. We need to never have the circumstances in our life affect our determination to trust our God.
I can hear the enemy whispering in my head, "Now that you shared this, something bad is going to happen." I refuse to listen to the enemy.
Instead, I will join Shadrack, Meshach, and Aded-Nego (Daniel 3:16-18)
Paraphrased, my God is able to do exactly what I am asking Him to do, but if not, let it be known that I will not serve any other god or worship fear.
Prayer request: join me in continuing to pray for my dad's triple bypass surgery scheduled
for May 7, 2014. His arteries are so blocked that his feet are in constant intense pain and stops him from walking.