I seldom get down, and depressed, but it happened the other day. I knew what all was bothering me, but I could not come up with an answer to the problem.
I asked God, “What should I do?”
I sensed He whispered, “Love”.
I thought for a moment and said, “What else you got?”
His answer seemed impossible considering the circumstances, so I continued to remain quiet, and sad.
I wrote, just last week, how God gets creative whenever He communicates with us. Last night, He just showed off! A friend texted with a request to help her and so we agreed and went over to a different neighborhood than ours and took care of her need. I could have completed the task by myself, but thought about the restaurants in that area and asked my wife if she would go with me. I didn’t tell her what I was planning, but I knew one of her favorite eating establishments was close by.
I took care of the deed, and then drove about a block to the Chinese restaurant. The look on my wife’s face of pure excitement and joy was worth the trip alone. We ordered and she went and found us a place to sit to enjoy our meal. I, on the other hand, got our drink, plastic ware, napkins, soy sauce, and of course a fortune cookie. There was a whole basket of cookies, but I randomly picked one.
We ate and then I cracked opened the cookie. Now, I am not one to believe in fortunes, or horoscopes, or the like, but when I read the message inside, I knew it was meant to be. It read,
“Hope is the most precious treasure to a person.”
As the, so called, “random” message sunk in, I sensed a feeling of love, and God saying, “Gottcha!” I believe in hope, I write about the importance of hope, and of the power of hope. In that moment all of my depression left, and I knew the situation was going to be okay, and yes, his earlier message of “Love” was going to be the key.
God speaks. Look for his words, seek them out, expect them, and listen when He does whisper to your soul. He communicates because He loves us so much.
God always answers, one way or another,
even when people don’t recognize his presence.
Job 33:14 (MSG)
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