“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
When I received a summons to appear in court recently, I asked God, “Would you please make this go away? I really don’t want to go.” But the summons was real, and there wasn’t much chance of its going away. My second prayer was, “God, would you please take care of this so I don’t have to speak in court?” Several times within the next week, I ran across this verse: “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted….” Then Micah 6:8 paraded across my computer screen: “…Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.” There was definitely a message here. How was I going to “love mercy” in seeking justice? And how do I be still before God?
The day of the court appearance, I was prepared to speak if I needed to. I had figured out how I could show mercy in the situation. But even as I sat in a waiting room, I again asked God to please take care of things.
The prosecuting attorney was doubtful that the outcome would be what I hoped for – full restitution of what had been stolen from me. Nearly an hour passed, and the attorney finally popped in; the defense attorney had disappeared, and they were waiting for her. Again I waited.
Finally, the prosecuting attorney reappeared. “I’m so sorry, but they didn’t call me for the case. I was in my office. The good news is you were awarded full restitution.” I was stunned. I had not asked for anything, and God was restoring everything.
God has an amazing way of answering prayer and showing that He is in control. Our job is to be still and let Him work. He will be exalted. Thanks, God!