"Lord, You know the hopes of humble people. Surely You will hear their cries and comfort their hearts by helping them." Psalm 10:17
Nancy DeMoss and her beloved husband, Art (one of my dearest friends), had launched a thriving ministry to executives. Nancy called one day with an exciting story. She said it had been raining all day, and a downpour was predicted for that evening. The “problem” was, more than 1,300 guests were coming to their home for a lawn dinner! During the dinner Charles Colson, a well-known Christian leader, was going to share his story and conclude with a gospel presentation.
They prayed that the rain would stop, and—miracle of miracles—except for only a few drops of moisture, the rain was held back. They later learned, that all around them there had been a downpour! The gospel had been presented and hundreds had responded to the invitation to receive Christ. The rain did begin again, but not until the guests were on their way home. The God Who controls nature had heard their prayers and responded.
On another occasion, during EXPLO ’74 in Seoul, Korea, the God Who is in control of nature responded very differently to very similar prayers.
Rain fell as over a million people came each of the five evenings to the famous Yoida Plaza. We prayed God would hold back the rain—but He chose to bless us in other ways, and the rain came. As it fell, God worked to draw the people closer to each other and to Him.
Literally hundreds of thousands claimed to have received Christ during the week. In fact, more than a million—according to the officials—indicated that they had received Christ in just one evening. As a result, we gladly praised and thanked God for the rain.
God always knows what is best. He knows the hopes of humble people, and He will hear our cries and comfort our hearts. Sometimes He withholds the rain, other times He sends the rain and with it the outpouring of His blessings.
Your view of God really matters…
Knowing that God makes no mistakes, is worthy of our trust, in control of the affairs of men and nations (and also the laws of nature), choose to submit all your prayer requests to Him and abide by His answers.
Read God’s Word Today…
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”
GOD, because You know what is best, I will accept all Your answers to my prayers.
Based on the writings of Bill Bright
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