Yesterday was a rough day.
It started out with me waking up at 4:30 in the morning with a terrible headache.
I get a bad headache a couple of times a month usually, and they usually last a couple of days. Typically I can take 1 excedrine, or use a little peppermint oil and it goes away. I have tried all sorts of things for headaches over the years and found many options ineffective.
So when I woke yesterday I took 1 pill and went back to bed for an hour and thought when I got up it would be gone.
But it wasn’t and it was really bad. Another pill, some oil, some Ibuprophen…massaging my temples. Nothing was working.
I reached out to a group of friends that was going to be meeting over the lunch hour to pray for our God-sized Dream team. Each Tuesday several women gather over Google Hangout and pray for the team. It is such a gift to have people praying for you and there is power when they are gathered.
I asked for prayer for my headache. And then forgot that I had even made the prayer request.
Over lunch I noticed that the headache just stopped. I figured that the meds must have finally kicked in. But it was gone and honestly it didn’t return for the rest of the day. This isn’t typical for me. When I get a bad headache like this it will come back, it will last into the evening, it will be there in the morning when I wake up. For at least 2 days, sometimes 3.
Last night I got a boxer from my friend Christine and in it she reminded me that they prayed for my headache….at approximately 1:45 EST. I was having lunch at that exact time (CST)….
During the exact moments that my dear sisters were lifting me up in prayer I was finally feeling relief.
When Christine left that message I just had chills.
He hears our prayers. No they aren’t always answered in the time frame that we would hope…or even with the answer we are looking for. But sometimes we see an immediate answer….and yesterday was one of those times.
I am just so grateful.
Grateful that I have faithful friends that are willing to stand in the gap for me and lift me up in prayer.
Grateful that God loves me enough to hear and respond to even the little things like a bad headache.
I am not sure where you find yourself this morning….struggling with a bad headache, or maybe something even bigger.
I want you to hear just this one thing today – God hears your prayers, even the little things. He hears them. It is worth our time to keep lifting them up. And when we see answers – share it with others!
Give God the credit for how He loves us!
Last night I jumped on our FB group page to thank the women who prayed for being faithful. We need to be faithful in the praying, but also faithful in the praising of God when we see the answers come!
God, thank you. Thank you for hearing, for healing and for loving me so much. Even in the little things. I am awake this morning pain free and praising You and grateful for my faithful sisters who stand in the gap for me.
Do you have a prayer need that I can be praying about today? Please leave them in the comments and I will be lifting you up in prayer today!!
Joining my dear friend Holley in her #2014EncouragementChallenge. Sharing words of encouragement and hope each week! We’d love for you to join in on the fun!!
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