"Before they call, I will answer. While they are speaking, I will hear."
~ Isaiah 65:24
Sometimes we forget that God truly knows us. God understands our hearts. God understands our needs. God just simply "knows" us.
So why are we surprised when God intervenes in our circumstances?
I can remember a time in my life when I was being very specific about something I wanted in my life. I did everything humanly possible to make it happen. The only thing I wasn't counting on was the fact that God had something different and better planned for my life.
The whole time I struggled to make what I want happen, there was this voice within that started to make itself known.
The more I worked to achieve what I thought would be best, the voice grew. Before I realized it, friends and family were being that inner voice being proclaimed in the real world around me.
Finally I admitted that what they were saying made more sense. I didn't necessarily surrender the thought of what I wanted. Instead I acknowledged, "perhaps this might be what I need right now."
Understanding that decision took a while to comprehend, but now that time has managed to become part of that decision I now understand that God was speaking and was helping me.
While reaching out to God for help, we must remember that God already is holding us in God's amazing hands...
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.