I wanted to share the following devotional by Margaret E. Taylor, Hemet, California, that appeared in “Guideposts,” to offer encouragement to my readers.
(I am always amazed when God answers a prayer. Sometimes a prayer is answered after weeks, months and years of prayers. However, sometimes my prayers are answered so quickly, I am in awe of HIS power. Has God answered one of your prayers quickly? Share them by clicking on the comment link at the end of this post.)
By Margaret E. Taylor
We all know that God always answers our prayers in his own way and in his own time. When he answers them immediately, however, we can’t help but be amazed. Even in the Bible, when Mary—the mother of John Mark—and her household were praying for Peter’s release from prison, they were astounded when Peter himself came to their door.
I remember the day my husband, Stan, and I sold our car. We had been trying desperately to raise money for the surgery I was facing. We had gone from dealer to dealer, trying to sell our car, but most were offering far too little for it.
That evening as we sat in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, we bowed our heads and I prayed aloud about it. Just as I said amen, a woman walked over, leaned down and spoke through the car window.
“Would you be willing to sell your car?” she asked.
“Wha-what?” I stammered in disbelief.
Then she related how she wanted to help a young college student who desperately needed a car. She and the student had been looking all afternoon, but couldn’t find one that was right, So they’d pulled into the parking lot to pray. She didn’t know why, but something told her to ask us.
Isn’t God awesome? Don’t forget to share your answered prayer stories by clicking on the “comment” link.