Thursday, August 20, 2009

Even God Uses Facebook

I don't know why I'm always a little surprised when God answers my prayers. It's not that I think He doesn't hear me, or doesn't care or isn't planning on answering them, but it always catches me a little off guard. I'm working on not being surprised because I know He promises me good things, but I love the sense of encouragement and peace everytime I find those suprises.

The past couple days have been extrememly difficult for me. Just some relationship issues that I want to work out, but trying to figure out how to do that amongst the hurt and anger. So, last night I prayed that God would take control, let me stop worrying about it and work out the situation. I told God that I really wanted this situation to work, but ultimately I knew that He knew what was best for me. I asked for help to WAIT on Him and His direction. After that, I prayed that I would finally be able to sleep and get some rest, and of course, slept wonderfully and woke up completely refreshed.

Now comes the fun part...

This morning before work, I was taking a look at Facebook in an effort to keep my mind busy, and came across a verse that Nicholas Butler had shared.
"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the
Lord." Psalm 27:14
It was exactly what I needed to hear to start my day. Then, in another slow moment I was peeking at Facebook again and found this status update from my friend Jennifer:

"Jennifer is waiting on the Lord and I am hopeful, though it is painful,
that I will wait. While I'm waiting I'll serve. I will worship. I won't loose
faith. I'll move ahead bold and confident."

Again, I was a little surprised but totally comforted and encouraged that God was using Facebook friends to tell me what I needed to hear. It puts a huge smile on my face and gives me the peace to continue to wait on Him.

So for now, I'm waiting. I'm worshiping. I'm serving. I'm being strong and taking courage. I'm not loosing faith and moving ahead confidently knowing that God has fabulous things in store for me. :)


  1. This is my absolute favorite blog ever. You need to post it on facebook so people can come over and read. God is amazing!

  2. Im Donora's cousin (she sent me over here) and I love this post too! Im in a situation where Im trying to be patient and wait and see what the Lord is going to in my life and this post and the one after were so uplifting! Thank you for sharing!

  3. thanks so much ivy! i'm glad you enjoyed it! :)