Image by Amydeanne via FlickrI once worked with a lady who beautiful and kind. She had a really hard life, but always managed to have a smile on her face. She was in her mid-30's and was a single mom. She barely had any time for herself and always seem stretched so thin. She always had to work, she didn't have many to depend on. Sometimes she could barely support herself and her child, but always seemed to find a way. No matter what was going on, no matter what problems she seemed to have she was always kind to everyone. Even to those who weren't so kind to her.
She depended on God for everything, she had faith that He would see her thru. Even though things never seemed to go her way. She always seemed to find Mr. Wrong, never Mr. Right. I remember her saying often, how she wished she could meet her future husband. She would get so excited just from the thought. From her lips to God's ears.
She met a kind gentleman in the elevator that worked in the same building as she. He was a little older than her, had no children and had never been married. He had a fantastic job and made a good life for himself. She was hesitant at first, for she never seemed to pick the right guy. But this one was different. If she could have made a list of her perfect man, he would have met it to a tee. He loved her and her child and would do absolutely anything for them. A while later they were married. She has met her husband in an elevator, somewhere where she least expected it. God works in mysterious ways.
These days she no longer has to work, she gets to stay at home and take care of her child. She is no longer stressed with how she will get by. She now has time for herself and is no longer stretched too thin. God has taken care of her beyond measure.
God knows the longings of your heart, He knows what you want before you ever ask him. Whenever you think God isn't listening, remember the lady I once worked with. For God gave her the greatest desire of her heart, all she had to do was trust Him.
Psalm 37:4-7 (NIV) 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.