I love that God answers our prayers even when we aren’t aware of it. We might find out days, weeks or months later. That happened to me last week.
Our oldest son Hayden has some very complex special needs and he lives in his own apartment in our community and is cared for by a local organization. Last week I had the opportunity to speak with the manager of his house about lunches and meal planning. Just as our conversation was about to end she mentioned that, from a staffing point of view for Hayden, they were in the best place they had been for several years. Everyone working with him loves him and enjoys spending time with him.
It might be hard to understand, but this is a really big deal. Hayden’s staffing is something I have been praying about since the summer, asking God to bring good and kind people into his life to care for him. We’ve also added him to the weekly prayer list at church and introduced medical marijuana to try to help him with his compulsive need to self-abuse.
Seeing how much happier Hayden is on an almost daily basis, hearing his giggles and then hearing how much his new staff care about him and enjoy working with him…even though I was having a tough week last week, God was doing His thing. He was answering my prayers and being the kind and loving Father that I know Him to be.
My bible verse for today is from Ephesians 5:20. “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything.”
I talked on Monday about leaning not on our own understanding. We tend to think that because we are so connected we know everything there is to know. But God knows so much more. He is in all times and in all places. As children of faith it is our job to be faithful. To rely on his wisdom and love and plan for us. God hears us and answers our prayers for us, and for those whom we love.
So today I’m going to spend some time giving thanks to God for answering my prayer for Hayden. Do you have someone in your life who could use your prayers? Has God answered a prayer that you still haven’t given thanks for?