Blessings in Disguise

Lately, I’ve noticed several people say (or type) that they don’t like to ask for prayer. As I read or hear that, my thoughts are “they probably get sick of my posts then”. I ask for prayer quite often. I ask because I know the power behind it. I’ve seen it first-hand, several times. The Bible tells us that where two or more are gathered, there He is in the midst of us. Technically, we aren’t together….prayerfully (if that’s a word), we are. He hears us. He knows our hearts.

Anna, my niece, has been through a lot. Most of my prayer request are for her. I don’t care if 90% of the people who see my request roll their eyes, there is still 10% that is calling on the Great Physician with us.

Through Anna’s treatment for her brain tumor, we prayed. We didn’t understand why, but we still had faith and prayed. Anna has been having seizures that are caused by the scarring from her brain surgery. She just recently was put on seizure medication. Again, we don’t understand, but we have faith and pray. We have randomly mentioned of her not being vocal. I’ve never asked for prayer for this, but I pray daily about it. I know our family does as well. From the beginning, seeing what all God has brought her through, my prayers have been that one day she will be able to speak to tell of His goodness. That He would give her a voice, so that she could one day tell the world how HE healed her body.

Since being on this seizure medicine, she has become a vocal little girl. Not speaking words, necessarily, but making noises. Yesterday, I heard her say “Hey” for the first time. She has said “Momma” more lately. It’s baby steps, but it’s steps! Did it really take all of this to find her voice? Did God have plans of her sharing her testimony verbally, so He thought why not make it extra special? Are all of these health hurdles she is jumping to prove what He is capable of bringing people through? We will never know, but that is ok. We know that it’s all part of His will for Anna. We just have to have faith, trust Him, and keep on keepin’ on. I truly feel like He is working one of those “Bible miracles” out in her. This girl may travel the world one day, VERBALLY telling of what God has done in her life. VERBALLY telling how He works in mysterious ways, in His timing, and for the good of those who love Him. This is my prayer, anyways. If that isn’t God’s will for her, I’ll be glad to be her voice because He is good, y’all! All the time!

If you aren’t familiar with the song “Blessings” by Laura Story, it says, “What if Your blessings come through raindrops? What if Your healing comes through tears? What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near? What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?” He doesn’t promise that we won’t have storms to go through, but He does promise that He will never leave us, nor forsake us.

Obviously, story-telling isn’t my calling. I tend to jump all over the place with my words, but my point in this is to tell you….embrace that prayer request post like you would a post about your son getting a trophy buck, or your daughter hitting the game-winning ball. The outcome may not be our heart’s desire at that moment, but consider those moments a “blessing in disguise”.  God knows what He is doing. ❤️

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