Once again I find myself having to admit to myself that God actually does answer our prayers. Throughout this blog I have mentioned several things which have happened to me during the course of my life which can only be explained by the fact that God truly does exist and that He listens to us and answers us.
If only one thing happened, or even two, I could chalk it up to coincidence, heck, even three things, but the incidents keep piling up. Too many for them to be mere coincidences or luck or anything other than the intervening of God. I know there are those who will read this who don’t believe in God, and that is their prerogative, I won’t argue, I won’t even try to persuade them, I only know what happens to me and what I believe.
I am not one who just accepts things as fact. When something happens, I look into it, research it, try to find explanations. When you exhaust all methods and find no explanation you have to accept it is God who is reaching into your life.
The latest example of God answering my prayers has to do with a family matter involving my daughter, her son and her ex-husband and a custody battle. I won’t bore you with the details, other than to say it was my grandson who was in the middle and who was the one being hurt the most. I prayed that God would help the situation and somehow open my ex-son-in-law’s heart and make him stop this nonsense so all could go on with their lives. I told God I would accept whatever His will was, and that I would trust in Him to make the right decision. This week He made a decision. Again, without going into the history, let’s say I truly believed that my grandson would be better with my daughter.
A few weeks ago the father dropped the case, stopped fighting it and it was all done. This week my daughter told me my grandson was going to live with his father for the next few months. My initial reaction was this would not be good but then I remembered my prayer. I believe this is God’s plan, that He thinks it is the best solution. For the record my daughter remarried and nw has a house with five kids, two with the new husband, one with the first husband and two belonging to the new husband and the situation there is less than perfect.
When one truly trusts in God, you have to believe He acts in the best interest of all. I have to trust that God answered my prayers, He entered into both my daughter and her ex-husbands hearts and made this happen. My daughter told me that the reason her ex dropped the case was because he realized this wasn’t the best for their son. Isn’t that what I prayed for?
Do I trust my ex-son-in-law? Not really, there is quite a history of deceit there, but I do trust in God. He hasn’t been wrong before and I don’t think He is wrong now. What will happen in a few months? I can’t say, only God really knows for sure, but I will continue to pray and continue to believe.
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved, he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and for evermore. – Psalm 121