God answers prayer-sometimes suddenly!
Guest contribution by Patty Morris
Sometimes we pray and pray and wait and trust and wait some more before we finally see the fruit of our prayers. Always God answers our prayers.
Perseverance is important.
Sometimes we pray and pray and wait and trust and wait some more before we finally see the fruit of our prayers.
But sometimes we don’t have time to wait. We are thrust into a sudden emergency. And one quick word of prayer is all we have time for. Thank God, who is always with us, ready to take care of us.
I remember the day years ago when my then two-year-old son wandered across the street from our house while I was gardening. When I looked up, I was shocked to see him on the other side of the road. A car was coming fast down the road that separated us. The driver obviously did not see him.
I yelled to JP to stay where he was. But the panic in my voice triggered fear in him. And he started toward me—right into the path of the oncoming car.
There was no time to rescue him. No time for the car to stop. So I threw my hands up in desperation and yelled, “Oh, God!” I truly felt it was too late. My son’s precious life was over.
But no. God stopped the car supernaturally! And little JP ran across the street safely—into my waiting arms. I hugged him tight and thanked God for his life. I still marvel at this miracle and thank God for my child’s life.
More recently, as I was climbing up into the passenger seat of my husband’s truck one day, I grabbed hold of the upper handle and stepped onto the just-waxed running board. My feet suddenly slid out from under me. I was left dangling by one hand, headed for a nasty fall onto the driveway below. I cried, ”Jesus!” And immediately heaven scooped me up and placed me safely into the seat. No problem. No strain. What I could not do for myself, Jesus handled for me.
Thank God who answers prayer!
Prayer works even when you don’t have time to go through 5 steps of protocol or check to make sure all your sins are forgiven or explain the situation to God. Of course, it helps to be prayed up in advance and have a close friendship with Jesus so that when an emergency does arise, He will be the first one you call for help. Your sudden crisis may come as a surprise to you. But God has already seen your need and made provision for you.
Get into your Bible and let His word increase your faith for miracles. Say, ”I’m a believer, not a doubter.”
Remind yourself of some key scriptures . Declare their truth out loud for yourself….
From Psalm 23:
The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not lack any good thing…Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
From Psalm 91:
We dwell in the secret place of the Most High God. We do abide in the shadow of the Almighty. We say of You, Lord, You are our refuge, our shelter, our fortress. In You do we trust and firmly rely. Surely You shall deliver us from the snare of the enemy and from the evil pestilence…. We will not be afraid… Because I have set my love on You, Lord, You will deliver me. I will call upon you and You will answer me. You will be with me in trouble. You will deliver and honor me.
Psalm 62 (TPT- The Passion Translation)
Only God is my Savior, and He will not fail me. For He alone is my safe place.
His wraparound presence always protects me as my champion defender. There’s no risk of failure with God!
So why would I let worry paralyze me, even when troubles multiply around me? God’s glory is all around me! His wraparound presence is all I need, for the Lord is my Savior, my hero, and my life-giving strength.
Trust only in God every moment!
About Patty Morris
Patty Morris is a writer, author and prayer intercessor, who enjoys teaching believers about their new identity in Christ as children of grace. Patty is a graduate of Fordham University and Encourager School of Ministry. An award winning writer-photographer in the business world, Patty now devotes her time to prayer and writing for the Lord. She and her husband Jim live near Houston, Texas. They are proud parents of one awesome son and one rambunctious retriever puppy.
To learn more about Patty, visit her blog at www.soundslikeheaven.org.