Those pesky emotions!!!!
Fast-forward to a week later where my emotions are all behaving as they should and I am speaking right things in my mind and heart....
I wake up, and before I get up, I determine to pray! You know, ask the Lord for that which we desperately need, and so I start out.... "Dear Lord Jesus...." And I paused. I decided instead of asking the Lord for the things we desperately needed in that moment, I would praise Him, I would worship Him.... and so I did....!
Then I got up! Traipsed off to the kitchen to feed the ever hungry hounds and before I had set about this task I got a text! Of course, in need, I assumed it would be bad news, but NO.... It was awesome news. Our needs had been met! By an unlikely source! By an unexpected
Only God right?! Only He could chuck in the unexpected like that! I am humbled and grateful!
My encouragement to you is twofold:
- When tempted to beg the Lord for your needs (and I am not saying, don't ask, His word says DO ask), praise Him rather. God wants a sacrifice of praise. And every single time, He changes circumstances!
- Secondly, expect the unexpected! Don't expect the worst, despite our pesky emotions trying to get us to do just that! And remind yourself of all the times the Lord has ALREADY come through for you.