Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wow...Just Wow!

I'm not one to pray for things for myself. But over the past 3 months I had something that continued to weigh on me. My son, Elijah, is going to Hawaii to play football with his high school team. He is my youngest and even though he will only be a junior, the team plays in Hawaii every 3 years, giving each class an opportunity to go 1 time.

I was having a hard time knowing that I wouldn't be there for his very first game of the season. I've never missed a game, (something that is important to me and him.) I wasn't able to go see my middle son, Jullien, play during his Senior year & it broke my heart.

I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I decided to pray, "Heavenly Father, you know how bad I want to go, and if I'm being selfish or asking too much, please close the door. But if it's your will, please let it work out so we can go." As the time drew closer, my prayer was simple, "Father, Your will be done regarding the money needed for Hawaii. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen"

With that, I was ready to accept whatever happened, but continued to have Faith that anything is possible with the Lord. My husband thought I needed to 'get over it' we barely cover our bills each month, let alone have extra money to take a trip. I continued to tell him, "If God decides to bless us, anything is possible, right?"

On Sunday, my husband's parents, (who knew absolutely nothing about the Hawaii trip) gave us a check...the exact amount needed for the trip. It was incredible, we feel so blessed! To know that the Lord is always listening to us. Sometimes He grants our requests and sometimes He doesn't. But the thing I've learned during our 2+ year's of financial struggle is to completely let go of the burdens I carry and PRAY. In doing this, I'm letting God know that I truly, Rely On, Trust In and know that HIS LOVE for me is NEVER ENDING. He fills me with a Peace to make it through the bad times & throw's out unexpected blessings to show His Love!


This was the scripture passage I just happened to open up after praying about the
 money."Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim his praise in the islands. The Lord will march out like a warrior he will stir up his zeal;" Isaiah 42:12-13

Whatever your going through, don't give up on the Lord's promises. He will keep you safe in His loving embrace...Pray & Read the Bible daily. He Loves You and Hears You!

"Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees. I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes." Psalm 119:124-125

"I call with all my heart, answer me, O Lord, and I will obey your decrees. I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word." Psalm 119:145-147


  1. Oh Lisa, that is just wonderful!!!!! I am so happy you are able to go! As a mom, I wanted to cry as I was reading your post, hoping you would be able to see your son play!!

    God is so good!! It's funny....we have had many financial struggles but I never worry cause God has always helped us through them.

    Last night though, I was dealing with a different struggle. It's something I go through with my husband from time to time and normally I just sit in my room, pray and watch tv but last night, I prayed and then opened my Bible. I asked him to guide me to a scripture and this is what I opened my Bible to:

    Psalm 43[a]
    1 Vindicate me, my God,
    and plead my cause
    against an unfaithful nation.
    Rescue me from those who are
    deceitful and wicked.
    2 You are God my stronghold.
    Why have you rejected me?
    Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?
    3 Send me your light and your faithful care,
    let them lead me;
    let them bring me to your holy mountain,
    to the place where you dwell.
    4 Then I will go to the altar of God,
    to God, my joy and my delight.
    I will praise you with the lyre,
    O God, my God.
    5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
    Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

    I think it was God's way of coming to him more in times like these and not try and figure it out for myself.

    GOD IS GOOD!! Enjoy your trip with your son!! ;o)

  2. Very nice!!

    i do understand you very well!
    hope everythiing is fine with you!!))

  3. Kimmy it's so true...God is good! Thanks for sharing those wonderful scriptures too! I love how you can pray and then God guides you to the very thing you need to hear. His word is life giving and life changing!

    p.s. I'm doing the countdown till next Tuesday!:)

  4. Thank you Anita. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!LOL!