Fort Worth has had an unusually wet summer. By this time in the year, normally everything is brown and crisp due to heat and lack of rain. For whatever the reason, it has rained multiple times every week this year and we have had a beautiful green summer. BUT REALLY it has to rain on packing day?? The problem is--when it rains---it pours. There was no way to pack a truck and not have everything in it soaked.
Now in the grand scheme of things--this is small potatoes in a world filled with angst, trouble, and woe. First world problem in all its glory. As I thought this over, I was hesitant to pray for such a selfish concern. How could I go to God and ask for no rain until we got packed? BUT--I did.
We left Fort Worth only wet from sweat--no rain--and in fact it only sprinkled on us a little while we drove for the next five plus hours. God heard my prayers and answered them. Some might say--coincidence---I say God incidence. He hears our prayers and answers them.
The same God who heard my pleas for no rain also hears our prayers for the REALLY life changing big things in life. If He answered my prayer for a dry morning, why would He not answer our prayers for our friends in South Texas and Louisiana? Do we forget to pray or pray without faith or think we have it handled? What is our reason for not taking each and every petition to Him. Do we think He is incapable for answering all those prayers being lifted? Have we limited Who God Is and What He Is Capable Of?
I am thankful God reminded me of His great love and care and concern for each and everyone of us. I pray we all remember it is His intent to answer our prayers. What a wonderful God we serve!