The other day my brother-in-law asked me if I believed God would arrange for a home run for my grandson. Of course I did, and it was a beauty! I believe, God Our Father takes an active role in my life. I go to Him for all the small things….home runs for the grandsons, no rain on my sister-in-laws 50th. anniversary party, finding my brother-in-laws keys. And the list goes on. It seemed as though he was wondering if God was working in his life when things were going well…or was it just a coincidence?
A friend, many years ago told me that I shouldn’t bother God with trivial things. Over my years there were many things I bothered God with that were catastrophic and He got me through them. But now, during a time of tranquility in my life, it’s the small things I ask help with; that I bother God with.
“And, why not,” I ask? Why shouldn’t I go to the God who loves me so much that He knows the numbers of hairs on my head? The God who created me…who breathed life into very my soul. Who knew me before He knit me in my mother’s womb. The Father who sent His Son to died for me… for others, too; but, still for me. Why should I presume He is above listening to me or caring enough about me to answer my prayers, my everyday pleas for help?
He loves me and is there for me. I truly believe that I can humbly approach my Father for anything and He will listen to me. He may not grant my request; but, He hears my prayers and is concerned for me. He will help me.
So, when I pray for something trivial in the scheme of things, like a home run for my grandson, and that home run happens, why shouldn’t I believe God reached out to help, to answer my prayers? Why should I think it was only a coincidence?
There is no argument strong enough to convince me that things are just coincidences. I believe God is working in my life. I believe God hears my prayers and when He deems fit, grants that prayer…grants that home run. I believe that Our Loving Father wants to be involved in my life, my sometimes chaotic life, so that He can bring His Peace into my life.
May God bless you and all those you love.
Dear God, Thank you for always listening to me. Thank you for the many times you answered my prayers in the way I asked. Thank you for the times you didn’t answer my prayers as I asked; but, in Your Wisdom gave me what was best for me. Amen