Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. – Zechariah 10:1
Have you ever prayed and prayed over something? Has there been anything that you have felt heartbroken over that you repeatedly took it to the Lord, begging for a movement of some kind? I am sure all of us can answer yes to both questions. What is an amazing feeling is when those prayers are finally answered!
Many of you know that we have been praying for a bus captain; we have been without for about two months. The number of riders has also been down since then too, with the exception of one week (I blogged about awhile ago). Today, God blessed in an amazing way!
I have to admit that lately I have felt discouraged. It truly made my heart heavy that nobody was stepping forward to help with this ministry. A thought kept creeping into my head that if something wasn’t done, this route would vanish. I knew that this negative thought was not of God, so I did my best to push it away. It kept finding its way back in. I prayed continuously for it, and I finally went to Him and admitted that I felt worn out. My soul really was struggling with this. I was hanging on to faith by a thread.
I arrived about five minutes late to the church this morning and lo and behold one of our church members with four of his seven children were there. The assistant pastor said, “Here’s your new bus captain.” Needless to say, my discouragement evolved into a cloud nine feeling!
I don’t think I have stopped smiling all day. I have not stopped praising God for this amazing gift. Not only did we receive this blessing, but our lowering numbers turned into a bus full. We had been taking the small bus, and we had to switch back to the big bus after church to take them home. All I can say to that is PRAISE THE LORD!!
It is so hard to wait on answers to prayers; however, when they come, they are amazing! It reminds me yet again who is truly in control. Our Father NEVER lets us down!
So today I want to say I am thankful for the bus ministry and how God blesses it all the time!!!!
Enjoy the rest of your Lord’s Day today! 🙂