When God answers prayer

I don't know why I'm always taken by surprise when God answers a deep, heart-felt prayer all of a sudden.  Maybe it's because, as in this particular case, I've prayed about a certain situation for so long that I had begun to wonder if I was asking for the wrong thing.  But after 4 long years, I'm finally getting a break through of sorts in a certain area of my life.  I'm finally sensing that change is just around the corner.  I finally feel God's providential hand moving over me and parting the waters, so to speak.

God is definitely up to something!  I sense it in my spirit and can barely keep my thoughts from consuming me and the "what-ifs".  I can't go into all of the details just yet, but I have reason to be very excited about a couple of possibilities in the very near future.  Not only for me, but for my family.

Just like the children of Israel, I have at times had to wait and wait and wait some more to reach a point where I feel I'm no longer in the dessert or wilderness, but a place of peace, contentment, and promise.

I've come to understand that often God is not changing my circumstances, but is changing something in ME.  It's painful and scary, but I find myself repeatedly telling Him to have His Will in my life.  No matter what I think is best, I know for certain that He knows what I really need.  He has a good plan for my life and I want to cooperate with Him and accomplish what He has set before me.

I look forward to sharing more with you soon.  In the meantime, I'd appreciate any prayers you could offer up for me as I wait on His perfect timing.

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