One of the most miraculous moments came when I went to my bank on November 30 – prepared to beg for leniency with overdrafts I was sure had been incurred after paying an unexpected HUGE house bill and then a creditor unwilling to hold off on their payment for just a few days, withdraw another large amount. On that last day of the month, sure that things were as bleak as they could be, I sat down in the branch manager’s office of my small town bank, asking her to pull up the account and assess the damage. As she scrolled and scrolled through the account, her face scrunched with confusion. She found that not only had we NOT bounced any checks but actually had $100 left in the account (*I did briefly wonder who’s money we stole or she’d soon discover a bank error).
Sometimes Things Work According to Prayer
This miracle may have come from a place of great trust – but it wasn’t the only thing at work that month.
AS a disclaimer:
I am well aware, lots of people trust God and pray, yet things don’t work out according to their prayers. That fact is one of my greatest sources of anxiety. However, I am so grateful, truly grateful to God, that this one did. It was not exactly what I would have willed – the LOTTERY might have been more in line — but having a second chance and no bank charges was certainly an acceptable resolution.
And blessed is she
who believed that there would be a fulfillment
of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.”
~ Luke 1:45
I went home that Sunday morning and took the 2 Church related bills from the bottom of the ‘to be paid’ pile and paid them immediately. I was convicted that what had been spoken would be fulfilled. I do believe in miracles. I did then and I always will believe in miracles – present today, tomorrow, and well into the future.