Friday, 11 November 2011

5 Minute Friday - Unexpected

Here goes: unscripted, unedited (scary stuff):

I have been posting a lot lately about God coming through for us.  I've been saying things like, "Don't try to figure out what God is going to do, or how He is going to do it, just know that He WILL come through for you"  
What's He going to do? And how?

I say these things because I have spent many hours doing exactly that.  Imagining God is going to resolve this issue in this manner and maybe if He did that, then this will happen and....... And so the merry-go-round goes round and not so merrily I might add!

The thing is, 
  • God wants us to wait with expectation.  
  • He wants us to believe Him when He says that He works all things together for our good.  
  • He wants us to know as we know as we know, that He has this covered.  
The thing about trusting God in this way and not trying to second guess His every move, if we relax in His word and trust it to be true, then God does come through in the most amazing and unexpected ways.

What about:
  • the sea parting?  Think they thought that would be God's solution?
  • the 3 in the furnace?  Didn't think that COULD happen
  • Daniel in the lion's den? no way, hungry lions NOT eating?
  • Mordecai  and the gallows set up for him by Haman?  Think Haman thought he was going to parade Mordecai through the city to show the king's favour on him, and then hang on his own gallows?  Don't think so.
  • Debt released miraculously?  Companies don't just do that, right?
  • that accident you so nearly were a part of?  God knew how to direct you
  • what you are going through now?  God WILL do the unexpected and you WILL have a testimony
I am trusting in God for vindication, and restoration of family and I have decided to wait on Him for the unexpected!   He is a mighty God.  Creator of all, how can I doubt His word for the unexpected!

Isa 43 v 18-19:  Do not (earnestly) remember the former things; neither consider the things of old.  Behold, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert

This is the scripture from my post yesterday and for me, today's word is a confirmation to expect the unexpected - to expect the way in the wilderness and the rivers in the desert.

My encouragement to you - expect the unexpected!

God bless

Linking today with Laura at Beholding Glory for:


Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama for:


  1. Thank you for writing this spiritial lesson.

  2. thank you for this, it is so encouraging.

  3. This is lovely Tracy!

    We certainly can’t place any boundaries on God; His desire is to see us come into the full realization of how He works and does things in His perfect timing, with complete faith and trust!

    Blessings and hugs for a great weekend! :)

  4. He has such a sense of humour, I was obedient to share a vision with a friend last night how her son is like a weed! I said plant - but I saw a weed.
    When I typed resilient into google, guess what image popped up first, - a weed growing through concrete, totally unexpected but a blessing none the less. This lad's life's experiences had made him resilient.

  5. so much faith in just 5 minutes! Love it! also when I was reading the post GOd reminded me in the New Testament - the only two times the Bible records Jesus being shocked or surprised is when people believed. The centurion soldier SHOCKED Jesus with his faith. He couldn't believe his faith and the other time was Jesus being surprised at the peoples lack of faith...
    you are shocking and surprising God with your faith in this situation... Jesus wants us to JUST BELIEVE He can do it. You are doing that...Keep going...don't look back...He's got you. He has his eye on your family - he hears your prayers!

  6. Wonderful examples of how God has acted on behalf of His children in such unexpected ways! Yes, we need to remember to wait expectantly for His unexpected answers to our needs! Great post!

  7. I love how you think. :) It seems, the unexpected is the road to the great adventure. Have a great day Tracy.

  8. Oh so good Traci. Choosing to expect the unexpected today!

  9. We'll said girl! I am expecting the unexpected from Him!

  10. I like the first comment. A great spiritual lesson!
    Awesome post and have a great weekend!

  11. Expect the unexpected, I always try to do that... but sometimes I simply forget. So, thanks for the reminder. have a great weekend, enjoy!

  12. Tracy, Tracy, Tracy - this is SO good! God's ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. The only thing we should expect with God is the unexpected. Love this!

  13. Hi Roos - thank you for reading it :)

    Hi Kris - thank you for commenting, I find that encouraging :)

    Hi Denise - great point, we cannot put boundaries on God. You have a super awesome weekend to special person

    Hi Stefanie - love when that happens, a confirmation with a smile

    Hi Kelly - wow, thank you for the visit, the comment and the great encouragement

    Hi Sara - when we follow what God did for the people in the bible, we can only be expectant

    Hi Laura - great adventure indeed, you have a great weekend Laura

    Hi Wanda - great point, choosing

    Hi Jenifer - thank you precious person. Hope you are fully recovered

    Hi Allison - thank you and me too

    Hi Robin - thank you and you have a great weekend too

    Hi Marja - I think we all need reminding from time to time. I hope your weekend is full of His unexpected blessings

    Hi Lisa - Yes and amen, expect the unexpected!

    Ladies - I am truly blessed by every one of you and your comments. I pray God's richest blessings on you

  14. Thank you for your post being the "God Hug" I was needing today. He's got this. That verse is one He keeps bringing to the forefront for me. He is doing a new thing.... I love how when we just show up and speak our truth, we bless others. You did that for me tonight.

  15. Hi Val - thank you for commenting and I'm glad you found encouragement here. He's got this is something I need to tell myself often
    God bless

  16. this is sooo good and I love pic of the little girl you posted with this awesome message...Expect the unexpected. I'm holding onto that. Thanks.

  17. Hi Tracy
    Just know that God will come through for you! Those are powerful words. This whole post is powerful! Sometimes the situations in our lives are so hard but as you said...
    He is a mighty God. There is no room for doubt. Thanks for these encouraging words. Have a blessed weekend Tracy.

  18. So true - with God expect the unexpected. He does immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine... :)

  19. Your post reminds me of one of my favorite rocks - "A Stone of Remembrance to the God who always sees me through!"

  20. Amen, Tracy!!! Our God is an awesome God and nothing (NOTHING) is too hard for Him! Expect the unexpected and the impossible!

    God's blessings to you, sweet friend!! ((((((Tracy)))))))

  21. Hi Sarah(Nikki) - Thank you, I too am going to expect the unexpected!

    Hi Chelle - thank you for your encouraging words. I have decided despite how circumstances look, to expect the unexpected! God bless Chelle

    Hi Shannon - amen, like maybe making it possible to meet one day?!

    Hi Esther Joy - amen, He ALWAYS sees us through

    Hi Lisa - amen, Nothing is impossible for our God
    ((((Lisa)))) :) :) :)

    Hi Crystal - amen and amen

    Ladies, thank you for commenting and encouraging me. For me, blogging has been an unexpected joy and comfort because of all you guys!
    God bless

  22. Hi Tracy, your post is a confirmation of what God has been telling me recently, which is to expect the unexpected.

    Hopped over form Chelle's Blog - Glad I did,

    God Bless

  23. Hi Carole - I love when that happens. When you know God is talking to you but just need that confirmation. I'm glad this post was that for you.
    God bless



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