I went with my friend Annie today to her doctor's appointment in a nearby town. Annie and her son went in the gas station to get a soda before going to her appointment. As I was sitting in the car waiting, I saw a middle aged lady come out from the station and watched her as she walked to her car. She could barely move and it took her a full minute to get to her car. You could see the pain wash over her face in waves. As she got in her broken down jeep I saw her put her head on her steering well and she began to cry.
God spoke to my heart to go and encourage her.
I felt odd about approaching a complete stranger but I did it anyway.
I said, "Mam, I feel like the Lord wants me to encourage you. Whatever it is you are going through please don't give up."
She started to cry even harder and I asked her if I could give her a hug.
She said yes.
After hugging her she told me she had been praying for God to send someone to encourage her because she just felt like giving up.
But she said she was happy that the Lord had heard her prayer. She told me of how she had filed for disability and was waiting for it to go through. And how she suffered tremendously from pain that never let up and how she couldn't afford to get her pain medication filled because she had no money to do it.
My heart was so heavy for her, but I told her not to give up because God had heard her prayer for someone to encourage her, and He would hear her prayer for help for the disability and to help her get her prescription filled.
She smiled such a bright smile then, even through her tears..
She drove off in her little broken down jeep with the broken windshield, but she drove off with hope. God hears our prayers even when we don't think He does..
The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
I say a prayer tonight for all those in the world who do not have money to fill their prescriptions, who have no food, who have no hope, who cannot go to the doctor or dentist, who have no friends. I pray that the Lord God of mercy will hear their cry and answer it. That the God of infinite grace will put people in their path to help them.. Amen
Tonight's song, Blessed Be Your Name by Matt Redman
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If you have time, please listen to this song, you will be blessed by it..
John taught me the meaning of this song..
He praised God even in his suffering.