God works in such mysterious ways.
“Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come”
(this caption from my bible- Life Application Study Bible NLT)
God assured Jeremiah that he had only to ask God and God would answer. God is ready to answer our prayers, but we must ask for his assistance. Surely God could take of our needs without our asking. But when we ask we are acknowledging that he alone is God and that we cannot accomplish in our own strength all that is his domain to do. When we ask, we must humble ourselves, lay aside our willfulness and worry and determine to obey him.
~~This excerpt from my bible was so touching at the time I read it. I have been so stressed with some stuff lately, and today I just felt I couldn’t handle it. But when i signed onto AIM/iChat I just happened to see a great friend of mine and mentor on….Evelyn Klinger missionary to Honduras. Well we spoke briefly, she encouraged me without even knowing my stress, then showed me this verse. Its amazing how God uses other people and situations in our lives to lift us up and help us move on–to persevere.