Today (well, everyday really) I am thankful for God’s blessings and impeccable, perfect timing.
I almost said God’s perfect ability to provide just what we need, at the precise time we need it, but I decided to leave it a little more general.
There have been people in my life that have challenged my crediting God for various blessings or opportunities. There is always the argument of coincidence or good luck, or simply, it just being the way life goes sometimes.
I can understand that point of view. Especially if the person saying it isn’t in the habit of examining their life and trying to see the work of something greater than themselves in it.
For me, there have been far too many specific circumstances, that have happened with such an exact correlation to my prayers or concerns, that in my mind it is undeniable that God had a hand in them.
I’ve prayed for the impossible, and had even better than the impossible thing I prayed for happen the very next day out of the blue. I’ve prayed over concerns about a job (with lots of detailed points regarding what I wanted), and found one that could fit my description to an almost scary “T.” I’ve prayed for specific monetary needs (note that I actually prayed for a specific dollar amount) knowing there was nothing on the horizon to bring it to me, and within a week found it sitting in my bank account.
And those are just some of my very personal requests. I don’t think I could begin to cover the miracles that have happened in other’s lives that I’ve prayed for.
And it’s not all about answered prayers, it’s about those prayers being addressed in God’s perfect timing (often not correlating to my own). Sometimes the answer is no. Sometimes the answer is no for a while, and then one day, when I’m ready to really accept whatever it is and my heart and mind are in the right place, the answer changes to yes. And most of the time, the answer is not one that I could have imagined or asked for. Most of the time God seems to know better for me (imagine that), and I find myself blessed with something far greater than the puny thing I asked for in the first place.
In the past few days I’ve had a few impossible prayers answered, and I couldn’t let this series of gratitude end without acknowledging that God provides everything I need, exactly when I need it, and for that I could not be more thankful.