Bible Reading: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 (AMP)
I was driving home when I witnessed the aftermath of what appeared to be a fatal car accident. I did not know the cause of the accident, the individuals involved, or if indeed it was fatal but instantly I began to pray. On the drive home, I prayed and I continued to pray once I got home. As I was getting settled in, I remember thinking, “why is this so heavy on my heart?” I have experienced some pretty bad accidents before even a couple fatal ones, but I just couldn’t shake this one. I wasn’t expecting the answer I received.
“With this same concern and passion is how you should always pray.” I was amazed, here I was trying to understand why this particular incident was so heavy on my heart but God had another agenda, a real-time lesson on prayer. Now, in no way am I suggesting that the reason for the accident was to teach me to pray more fervently, but I do know that God uses everything to work out for the good according to Romans 8:28. God doesn’t waste a thing and He is consistently speaking to us and showing us His purpose.
Have you ever experienced this, where you were expecting one thing and God totally left you in awe with the outcome? How did you respond? What did you learn from that experience?
Prayer: Father God, You are an amazing God. Thank You so much for Your infinite wisdom and understanding. Thank You for loving me enough to not leave me where I am but for using everything to teach me more about who You are. As I walk with You, help me to keep my spiritual eyes open so I am able to always see You. In Your Son Jesus’ name, Amen!