(Received anonymous via e-mail and specific names were removed as we cannot vouch for the authenticity of the story and names)
A poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.
The grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once. Visualizing the family needs, she said: ‘Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can.’ He told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store.
Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, “Do you have a grocery list?” She replied, “Yes sir.”
“O.K” he said, “put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries.” She hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed. The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down.
The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, ‘I can’t believe it.’ The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement. It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said: ‘Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.’
The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence. She thanked him and left the store. The other customer handed a hundred-dollar bill to the grocer and said;
“It was worth every penny of it. Only God knows how much a prayer weighs.”
When you read this, say a prayer. That’s all you have to do. Just stop right now, and say a prayer of thanks for your own good fortune and pray for someone that you know who needs a miracle in their lives right now! Even if it for your own situation. Prayer is one of the best and most powerful gifts that we have received – and it is still free. You and the one who you are praying for will receive the rewards. A double blessing!
Just think about the above story for a while, whether it is true or not. We really need to start trusting the Lord Jesus in our lives for all circumstances and situations. He wants to be God in our lives and we do this by trusting and leaving the difficult and even the mundane situations in His hands. Completely! And then He can amaze and surprise us with His awesome power and glory! I know this – me and my wife has been there, done it wrong, got the scars and the proverbial T-shirt – until we started to trust the Lord for each situation and respected the outcome on each one as well. He knows the best for you and me! The Lord has taken me and my wife on a very difficult road of financial difficulty for more than 6 years, and we had to learn how to trust Him with everything in our lives. Today we can say that we serve an awesome God, who is faithful and trustworthy.
Go ahead. Trust the Lord with your situation today. Write it down on paper if you want to, place it in your Bible at one of your favourite scriptures (promises) and then pray and allow the Lord to deal with it. Then write to us about the miracle(s) you have received.