Last night I met a few of my lady friends for a “Girls Night Out”. We first met for dinner at the restaurant at the theater we where we were going to watch the movie “What Men Want”. (Which was so funny, and all you ladies need to go watch it!)
As one of our friends asked for some prayers, one thing led to another and one of my friends who I have known since 7th grade began to tell us a story of a blessing she received from God.
I, in the past few months have felt like I have failed myself, and God has failed me. Due to circumstances that have been totally out of our hands, and can only be changed by the hand of God.
The Lion King and I have been extremely busy the past few months, and have put God 2nd, maybe even 3rd in life, because prayers have not been answered. Once my friend started telling us her story, I was in awwww. Then I realized, this is why we are on the back burner. She spoke of how she had been praying for a friend she has that was needing some financial help. She wasn’t sure what she could do. My friend and her husband are building a house, and of course needing their money for that.
To make a long story short, she told us of an inheritance her Father-in-Law received, which unto an unfortunate incident turned into a bigger inheritance for him. He showed up to their temporary residence while their home is being built and handed her an envelope. She opened the envelope and it was the EXACT amount she had been praying for her friend.
She told us her over whelming feelings and how she took the check to her friend, who had no ideal that what was going on. It turns out her friend’s husband had been sick for quite some time, and they could not meet their mortgage payment and were about to lose their home. This money, saved them.
My friend has much more going on in her life, that many people have no ideal about. She is a trooper. She does not put her personal hardships out to the social media for the world to see and has a heart of gold for those she cares about about and loves. She moves along, she is determined, and she gets things done no matter what. She is an inspiration.
No matter how hard our own struggles are, there is someone struggling even more.
We all need to learn from my friend.
God does hear our prayers and needs. And more so than not we need to surrender our needs to him.
Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,