After taking it to the Lord in prayer..!

Susan was driving down the street in a sweat because she had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place. Looking up toward heaven, she cried, ‘Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I’ll go to church every Sunday for the rest of my life and always be grateful to you!’
Miraculously, a parking place appeared. She looked up again and said, ‘Never mind Lord. I found one..!’ And after you’ve smiled at the little incident; isn’t she just like any one of us? We do take everything to God in prayer, then, when He’s worked a miracle for us, we just can’t believe its God who’s done it!
I still remember years ago recovering, after many months from a serious bout of Hepatitis B. It had been touch and go and I’d spent many weeks in bed and wondered whether I’d get out of bed on my feet or in a coffin, but I did recover and was happy, till one day I found my little daughter sick.
She had all the symptoms I’d had. I was terrified; because I knew there was no way her little body would cope with the onslaught of the dreaded disease. “Lord,” I prayed, “heal her!” I prayed for her through the night, getting up again and again to go to her bedside, holding her sleeping body and imploring my Heavenly Father to make her well again.
And he did. And I forgot. “Remember the time when our little girl was sick?” “Oh yeah, lucky it was some other illness and not Hepatitis B!” How quick we are to write it off, as not the Lord’s work. We pray for a miracle, we get the miracle and then shake our heads and say it was no miracle.
“Why? Is it because we feel He can’t do miracles?’ “Oh no, more often than not, its because we feel we are not worthy of a miracle!” “But you prayed for a miracle!” “I know I did! But why should the Almighty listen to a little me?” “So?” “It must have been luck or maybe the situation wasn’t that bad huh?”
And my God above takes me by the hand to those he healed: “Look at those lepers Bob, did they deserve to be healed; only one came back to thank me! Look at that blind man, that man at the edge of the lake!” “So it was you oh Lord?” “And it was a miracle my son!”
“For a wretch like me?” “Especially for those like you..!” And so the next time we sing about taking it to the Lord in prayer, remember the Lord listens, He acts, despite how small we think ourselves to be.

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