It may sound a little unbelievable to admit this and it completely goes against human nature. Most people are not fond of this. But Monday is my absolute favorite day of the week. Monday’s hold so much promise and innocence. Typically nothing stressful has occurred yet and even though your calendar may be full its just always a wonderful day to start afresh.
I enter every Monday with wide-eyed optimism because that is the day that all of my Podcasts update. Sunday night, I am like a child waiting for Christmas morning.
One of the podcast that grabbed my attention lately was one hosted by Dr. Tony Evans. There isn’t much that leaves his lips that is not complete Biblical wisdom and sometimes humorous. On this particular episode he was talking about the power of prayer. He simply mentioned that our earthly problems have heavenly solutions. It literally stopped me in my tracks.
He went on to say that when we try to solve our earthly problems with earthly solutions it never works out. Again, I was just in awe of this simple statement. There have been countless times that I attempt to solve my own problems without even consulting our Heavenly father. This week I was faced with an earthly problem that I was going to remedy on my own. This is what strong, independent and prideful women do. Right?
The more I thought about my problem I decided that I would check with God on his promises of hearing our prayers. Sure, I have prayed numerous times before with amazing results but this time I was simply a little tired of running my own problem solving campaign. I really needed a heavenly solution. I needed a heavenly partnership. I started praying on Monday of this week.
I reminded God of the timeline. I mean, I hate to be pushy but we had a deadline of the weekend approaching. As I was sitting my desk fielding business emails and phone calls I received my answer in one of the emails. Just a casual, friendly email that answered all of my problems in fell swoop….problem solved. Immediately I shared the news with my coworkers and then shared it with my daughters when I got home. Everyone had the same reaction.
Teary-eyed optimism at my heavenly solution that actually came two days early. While I am used to God sliding in a the very last minute, this time he answered with a two day cushion.
God is so faithful. He is so loving. He is so kind. We are the ones who complicate his love and his heavenly answers for our earthly problems. I encourage to bring him all of your worries and all of your cares. He has not disappointment me yet. I am so thankful that he puts up with my self-induced drama and pity parties which are brought on by trying to solve my earthly problems without his assistance. Where would be without his patience and love?
“Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken.” – Psalms 62:5-6
“The Lord does not delay his promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.” – 2 Peter 3:9