Written by cycleguy on January 5th, 2016

Life is confusing. Life is wild. Life is unpredictable. Life is (fill in the blank).

One thing I know is the same can be said about God. I have people who text or email or talk directly to me about what they have been asking and praying for and God “just isn’t showing up.”

Yeah…been there done that gig.

But then God just shows up. Blowing me away in the process. Showing me once again He is seldom early but never late. Showing me once again “He’s got this.”

I’m reminded from time to time that “He is able to do far more than I can ask, think, or imagine (my editorial addition).” Eph. 3:20. I find it is easy to get frustrated at times when God doesn’t act as quickly as I would like or in the way I think He should. After all, I have played different scenarios out in my mind over and over. Surely God sees the wisdom of “my ways.”

But no. I sit and stew fret nervously twitch. Oops I mean wait. It never ceases to amaze me how God knows my needs even before I do (and especially after I do). Then He steps in…big time. Bigger than I ever imagined. It happened last night. Blew me away!!!

Unexpected blessings are the best kind because they are…well…unexpected. But it is just like God to step in and say, “Bill, I got this.”

I’m not a fan of this style of music but my wife loves this song. It says what I want to say.


17 Comments so far ↓

  1. Daniel says:

    I have been waiting for answers to prayers for a long time now and nothing has happened that I can tell. That is when the doubt settles in and everything that I thought I understood starts to unravel … and quickly.

    • cycleguy says:

      Doubt is an ugly cancer no question.I don’t know your specific circumstances or prayer but I’d say it is either time to change focus or keep praying.

  2. Jon Stolpe says:

    I think this is always happening. We just don’t notice it most of the time. This is one of the reasons I recommend keeping some type of journal. Our family keeps a “Thankful Journal” on our kitchen table. Every day (okay – most days) we take turns writing one or two sentences in the journal explaining why we are thankful that day.

  3. Daria says:

    This is where I am now…The waiting seems like a lifetime. I have so many unanswered prayers but I stated I would not complain, just pray harder. Thank you for this reminder!

    • cycleguy says:

      You’re welcome Daria. Glad to have you visit! As for the waiting…yeah it is hard to do but the “other side” is so worth it!

  4. Ceil says:

    Hi Bill! That is a great song. I’ve never heard of Laura Story before, so thank you for introducing me to her.

    We all have prayers that seem to be unanswered, don’t you think? At times I’m patient, at times I’m not. But God never changes, and that’s the constant that I have to look to, and trust. Trust is hard work, let me tell you! I like Jon’s idea of a Thankful Journal. That way, I will remember just how present God is in my life. Nice!
    Happy Wednesday,

    • cycleguy says:

      You’re welcome Ceil. 🙂 Like I said, my wife really likes her and especially this song. She has quite a testimony. We have all been the “unanswered” prayer route. But as you say, God never changes.

  5. Unexpected blessings are always the best!
    And I’ve learned over the years that’s God’s timing is perfect. We simply need to trust Him in that.
    Blessings, Bill!

  6. Deb Wolf says:

    Waiting is hard. But I continue to trust that God’s at work in my wait. I’m praying through Ephesians 3 as I do The Faith Project this year. It’s one of my favorite chapters.

  7. Betty Draper says:

    Great post Bill, and I love the song too, and Jon idea of a family thankful journal.
    Love gleaming from others, it makes my life fuller. Blessings.

  8. Kari Scare says:

    Had a conversation with my oldest son last night that kind of got at what you’re talking about here. He was worried about something and said he knows it will work out, but he’s afraid to not worry and then not have it work out. I explained about turning worry into prayer and about the difference between worry and concern. We talked about doing what we can and then trusting God to take care of us. Was kind of a tough conversation, but I think it helped both of us grow and be able to look for how God has always come through for us and knowing he’ll continue to do so.

  9. floyd says:

    I hear you, Bill. His timing is perfect. Thanks for the reminder and proper perspective, brother.