Dear God, Are you still here?
As the year’s first blizzard came down in 2010, I stood outside that morning watching firefighters work to extinguish an electrical fire that was spreading fiercely through the walls and ceiling all around the house. When things were finally under control, we were permitted to view the damage as the front part of the house was not affected badly.
It was devastating to see that everything had caved into my ground floor apartment! My bed, my furniture, my computer, my precious belongings.. all destroyed! God, really?
There was no time for tears, no time to question, no time to think- but then I remembered…
My new husband and I moved into our apartment several months before the fire and from the beginning it was a very uncomfortable living situation. We wanted to move badly and at the time did not have the finances to move forward. I prayed in tears often, asking God to give us a way out and into a better home. And God must have heard me. It hit me months later; going through the fire was the way out!
Several months and a few hotels later, my husband and I found a favorable living situation in an area we always desired to be in. All that came with new computers, clothing and furniture. With our new minimalist view on life, we humbly realized that we are but of dust and material items should not hold as much value as we give them. We could have died in that fire but we were spared. Life has been an incredible journey since then, thanks to the test of fire!
“Ask and you will receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it will be opened to you…” But watch what you ask for in prayer. God is oddly creative many times and things may not play out the way you envision them. In the end, he WILL take you out and it will be your miracle to proclaim and your testimony to LIVE!
Star , 31, Brooklyn, NY