Sunday, July 20, 2008

Can I Pray for That?

Honey was supposed to arrive home tonight, but when I got home from church, I found an e-mail from his airline saying he had been bumped until tomorrow! A quick call revealed that he was already at the airport, trying to work out a way to get home for Darling Little Redhead's 3rd birthday tomorrow.
Right now, he's on a flight to Salt Lake, where he will probably spend the night. UNLESS the flight from Salt Lake to here is delayed and he can catch it.
I started praying right away that the flight would be delayed. After all, it's been a few weeks and Darling Little Redhead needs his daddy (he woke up around midnight last night crying inconsolably for Daddy) and I'm anxious to see Honey too!
But then, I got to thinking...what if there's someone else praying that the flight will be on time? What if they are returning from an overseas tour of duty with the military and haven't seen their family in a year? Would they mind if the flight was a FEW minutes late...so we could be together tonight instead of tomorrow?
Or wait, what if they were rushing to the death bed of a dear friend and a few minutes would make all the difference? What then? Would I still pray for that flight to be delayed?

I guess I just settled on the fact that I'm so glad it's not really my job to figure out how prayers are answered! It's just my job to talk to God about the desires of my heart, trusting Him to respond in His infinite wisdom with what is absolutely best for me. He's been listening to seemingly conflicting prayers for eons (ever think about how believers on either side of a war both pray for victory?) and He isn't at all confused by them. He is amazing and so worthy of my praise, no matter when honey gets home!
"And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven's Most Holy Place...let us go right into the presence of God, with true hearts fully trusting Him." Hebrews 10:19 and 22

1 comment:

Susie Harris said...

Isnt it so great that we are not in control... Thank goodness the Lord has it all worked out. We just have to be reminded that when it doesnt go our way... it wasnt always the right way... Thanks for that post... Susie h~

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