[Risk No. 725] Venus was at our local CVS pharmacy when I pulled up to the drive-thru to pick-up antibiotics for my wife. I love praying for my family when they’re hurting and we’ve seen Jesus deliver on many occasions. In this case, we weren’t seeing instant (or clear) breakthrough and the Dr suggested drugs. Even this – when I don’t understand – God is working together for good. While I sat in my car waiting for the Pharmacist to return to the speaker, I was struggling – wrestling – to succumb to anything but God’s presence for my wife. But EVEN – especially – when I don’t see miracles happen, my prayer to Jesus is “take me deeper.”

Jesus began speaking to me about this Pharmacist and how He felt about her.  I asked Venus about her left shoulder? She skeptically asked why I asked. Shared how Jesus gives me understanding over others and how I felt He may be showing me what was going on with her. She admitted to a car accident 2 years prior that had left her with a left shoulder issue. I prayed, from my car, over her shoulder and asked her to move it around. “Well, it doesn’t hurt now but I’ll probably have to have surgery.” No you won’t.

Had the picture of God holding an umbrella over her head protecting her from bombs that were falling down around her. She seemed shocked. I was honestly pretty shocked. Thank You, Father – for increasing faith in us when we DON’T see instantly what You’ve paid such a sweet price for. The devil would love nothing more than to deter me – us – from living love all around us by causing questions in our heads to speak louder than hope in our hearts.