Our youngest daughter had a minor medical procedure done and had to “take it easy” for the rest of the day. That evening when she had returned home to her family, I took supper over to them.
Little 6 year old Dalton met me at the door and asked me what I was doing at his house. I told him I’d brought supper. His face lit up and he started jumping up and down laughing and dancing and yelling, “We ARE gonna get supper! We ARE!”
In his little boy mind, he had made notice that his mama wasn’t feeling well. There was nothing in the oven and he knew that his Daddy wasn’t coming home till late. So, he just figured he was out of luck, no supper tonight!
God’s plan often does not fit into our “box.” He provides for us in a way we don’t anticipate. When our need is great, we often can’t imagine how it could be met. We dutifully pray; hoping for a miracle but accepting our plight as one of those things in life that may just have to be, “handled.”
We expect nothing because the possibility of “something” is so unlikely. Then, we are surprised when; simply, with no fanfare, supper shows up! (John 21:3-6) God answers our prayers again and again, yet, we are astonished. (Acts 12:6-16)
God cares for every area of our lives; He has a plan for provision for our needs. Whether through ordinary ways that we just didn’t think of, or through miraculous intervention, God always makes a way. Trust Him.
Luke 12:24 (Amplified Bible) Observe and consider the ravens; for they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn; and [yet] God feeds them. Of how much more worth are you than the birds!
Prayer: Father, thank you for always being on time when I need intervention in my circumstances. Forgive my doubt and help me to be confident that even though my need may not be met the way I anticipate, it will be met. Thank you for loving me and taking care of me. Amen.
John 21:3-6 ‘I’m going out to fish,’ Simon Peter told them, and they said, ‘We’ll go with you.’ So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
He called out to them, ‘Friends, haven’t you any fish?’ ‘No,’ they answered. He said, ‘Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.’ When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
Acts 12:13-16 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!”
“You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.” But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.