Answered Prayer

Awhile ago I wrote a post about ‘Discovering God’s Peace‘. 

In this post I shared my frustrations on being a commuter; you know the dealing with traffic, people who can’t drive and those who want to handle their morning routine like eating, texting, or putting on make-up all while driving a car! 

 Those of you who can relate (anyone in Southern California that is) know how  stressful it can be.  So much so that it can disrupt your peace and even ruin your whole day. 

The moral of that story was to point out the fact that we need to take the stress and worries of life, no matter how big or small we think they are and give it to God every day

 We do this through prayer of course. 

And that’s exactly what I did. 

I prayed about the traffic – yes, traffic. Something that seems so minor in the grand scheme of things but nevertheless it was having a major effect in my life.  

It was effecting my level of stress, my productivity, my ability to focus and even my marriage.

I didn’t know what God would do or how he could possibly fix this mess but I trusted him

And Just within the past week, what do you know, God began to work

Just the other day my blood was already curdling just thinking about the looming break lights that lie ahead as I got ready to head into work, so I took a moment to pray about the day and especially that the ride into work would have the least amount of tension as possible.  

As usual, I jumped on the freeway and prepared myself for the looming traffic up ahead.  But this time was different, there was not a break light in sight?  The freeway was completely open and I blissfully sailed through. 

A one point I looked around in confusion, “How could this be?” “Is it Friday?” “Is it some kind of holiday?”

It took me a minute to register and then it dawned on me, overnight an additional lane had opened up which freed up all of the traffic in this area!?

It would have been so easy to dismiss this as coincidence but not-uh, I know who’s in charge.  If you could have seen my face, talk about being in awe of God almighty. 

Then, to continue with the encouragement of hope, within the same week I discovered that within the next couple of months a Metrolink line is going to open up which will plop me just down the street from my work – seriously!?

Now you, as the reader, may not understand the feelings and emotion behind what I just said or have experienced but if you’ve ever seen or felt God working in ways you’d never imagine than you can relate to my wondrous amazement.  

I share this story to illustrate and reaffirm, no matter how minuscule or unimportant something may seem, God is listening and waiting to answer you. 

The bible says He knows the thoughts we think and He knows our prayers before we even ask

Therefore, if you have something that you think isn’t worth His time, believe me it is. 

If it’s effecting your life in some way, then it matters to Him. He wants to remove all the things that hinder your joy and peace and most importantly your relationship with Him. I’m in constant admiration as to how the Lord works and I pray that he continues to give me eyes to see and ears to hear so that I don’t miss his wondrous workmanship and you shouldn’t want to either. 

Have you experienced God answering a prayer? Or do you tend dismiss things as not worthy or just a coincidence?

A great way to remember and remind yourself of all the prayers God has answered is to keep a journal or a prayer book. Some place you can log your prayers and see how God has answered them.

God does miracles in our lives all the time and if we’re not paying close attention to him we may never even notice. 

I would love to hear how God has answered your prayer. If you’re willing to share, please do so in the comments below. 

If you need prayer, I’d be happy to pray for you. 

Need help praying, check out the post on How to Pray

Thank you for visiting!

Anita Marie


4 thoughts on “Answered Prayer

  1. sudynim says:

    I totally agree with this. One of my favorite quotes is from St. Teresa, “I will give God my everything until I have nothing. And when I have nothing, I will give that to Him too.” I do think sharing even the littlest thing with God is an example of how close you can be.

    Yeah the cynic might say, “what’s the point if God know everything already?” but it still makes a difference. How many times have we talked to a friend and said, “Remember that time we did….” Of course they remember but it’s a bonding experience to share something together; the joys and the miseries.

    One of the times my prayers were (supernaturally) answered was when I was in college. I had a 4 days-a-week class at 8 a.m. In hindsight it was a baaaaaad idea. I was constantly late and in risk of losing attendance. One day my friend and I (who carpooled) were late already, it was 7:55am and this bag lady on the street flags us down for a ride somewhere. Her destination was opposite the way we’re headed to class…but we begrudgingly did it. We accepted our fate for being tardy but for some reason we got to class on time??? Not sure if there was some explanation like our car’s clock was running fast or God bent the time/space continuity for us, but Alleluia we were rewarded for our good deed.


    • Anita M says:

      Amazing, thank you so much for sharing and thank you for that quote I love it and I’m going to keep it near by as a reminder! You’re right, it is the bonding experience that God wants, so many people keep him at a distance but he wants to be close to us. We may never truly know all the millions of miracles that God blesses us with throughout our lifetime but we can guarantee that he hears us.

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