Divine appointment

My wife had sent me a text asking me to stop by the library and pick up some documents that she had left by accident. After retrieving the papers I headed out the door. A woman had passed me but then doubled back, for some reason I asked,” Where are you headed? ” She responded by saying, ” God wanted me to turn around.” We started a conversation about the homeless and it turned into a nice long one. She had just found a home church not long ago and was looking to work with the homeless. ”I’m on the rescue mission board of directors who work hand in hand with the homeless, ” I said.

She went on to tell me about her son and that the doctors can’t figure out what is wrong with him. He is too proud to get assistance from the government because he had a really nice job with great pay. He feels as though that is for people less fortunate and not for him. Instead, his mother and father are paying his hospital bills, food and lodging. I grabbed her hand and said a prayer which seemed to relieve her very much. She was having a hard time that day and felt lost. Sometimes we pray by ourselves and it feels as though our prayers aren’t going to be answered. We need to reach out to others to help us with prayer and encouragement. Don’t be afraid to have others join in, it can change the direction of our thoughts and feel relieved. There have been times where someone else prayed for something I was dealing with, and the prayer they prayed touched me on a couple of different things. Things I hadn’t thought of praying for. Dear heavenly Father, thank you for the people you’ve placed in our path to strengthen our prayer life. In Jesus name amen.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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