The day had come. I sat on a bench that faced the escalator, watching people who had just arrived from the Phoenix to Orange County flight. My stomach was in a knot. The calm tone of my friend’s voice, as she conversed with me over my cell phone, was the only thing that kept me from running back to my car and driving away.
What was I thinking when I had agreed to this meeting? Would I even recognize him? Would he recognize me? Or would he walk right past me?
Then, I saw him…
To this day, I don’t know how I knew it was him. I just did.
He was slightly on the short side, like me, had a bit of a belly, and was dressed in a blue Hawaiian shirt, tan shorts, and flip flops like he was ready for the beach. I could feel my heart pounding, and my cheeks turning red as he made his way down the escalator.
I tried not to stare.
To my amazement, he knew who I was too. Without hesitation, he walked right up to me and gave me a big hug. As we reunited after a twenty-four-year absence, I thanked God for answering the prayer I had prayed for as long as I could remember. That someday, I’d be able to meet and hug my biological father.
Trust [God] … His good answer will astound you.~Brandie J. Muncaster, author of Garden Tales: A Seed’s Story
If there’s anything I’ve learned in my almost forty years of life, it’s that sometimes miracles take time. This was one of those times…
Some of the most significant prayers I’ve seen answered in miraculous ways are the ones I’ve prayed for the longest. Perhaps this is why in Luke 18, Jesus urges us to keep knocking on the door of heaven until we receive an answer.
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.~Luke 18:1 ESV
Friend, if you aren’t seeing God answer your prayer in the way you expected Him to, know that He does hear you, and He will answer. Don’t lose heart. Keep on knocking on heaven’s door even if you’ve been petitioning the Lord for years. Trust Him enough to permit Him to answer in the way and time He thinks is best. His good answer will astound you.
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.~Jeremiah 29:12 ESV
What is your impossible prayer you are trusting God to make possible in His time?
Lord God, thank You for hearing me, listening to me, and answering me when I call on You. Please help me not lose heart and give up when I feel like You’re not answering my prayers in the timeframe and the way I expect. Today, I choose to put my trust in You and let You answer my prayers in the way You see fit.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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BRANDIE J. MUNCASTER
Brandie J. Muncaster’s passion for writing is fueled from her desire to help people discover what it means to live and walk in their true identity in the Lord Jesus Christ. As someone who has known the powerful transforming work of God in her own life, she is passionate about seeing others experience the same. Through prayer, and applying the Word, she ministers the love of God.
Brandie is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More and Kingdom Winds. She is the author of the children’s book Garden Tales: A Seed’s Story. Her work-in-progress is a memoir titled A Story of Redemption, where she shares how God has brought inner healing through His Word.
Brandie is a conference speaker. She has ministered at Life Potential for Women Conference hosted by Jozel Kale and Luke Laffin; Forest Hill Church Women of Valor Conference hosted by Marilyn Chadwick and Stacey Martin; Southbrook Church Rooted Conference, and Southbrook Church Live Out Loud Event, both conferences hosted by Kathy Johnston; and other venues.
She is a member of Word Weavers of Charlotte; Hope Writer’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Kingdom Winds Collective.
She and her husband have three children. She enjoys spending time her children playing sports, or visiting the coast or the mountains. Brandie enjoys reading, painting, running, and homesteading. She resides in Charlotte, NC.
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