Several times this past summer I have found myself staring up at the night sky praying to see a Shooting Star… whether it was up at camp or a moment stolen the last few months looking up.
I found myself bargaining with God… you know the drill, “Show me a Shooting Star so I know You heard my prayer Lord” or ” Show me a Shooting Star so I know you’ll answer this other important prayer of my heart”… all summer long no shooting stars.
Then a few weeks ago, I was walking down to get the mail, not even fully paying attention to the night sky and there it was, a shooting star across the night sky when I least expected it.
God doesn’t deal in bargaining with us. He already gave us the greatest gift we could ever imagine in sending His Son to die on the cross for our sins and conquering death so we could go to heaven to be with Him for all eternity.
And yet He gives us blessings, whether they be in the form of a work trip (Hawaii here I come🌺), a future love, a Shooting Star, a sunset, or a full time job with benefits…He answers in His time and according to His will.
I seem to forget all too often that His will is better than mine, His timing is better than mine, and His plan is better than anything I could ever hope for.
Keep the faith. Even when life throws you curve balls or you don’t know what is coming next, it’ll be okay. Keep praying and keep believing that He can work all things together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
And next time you see a Shooting Star, don’t wish on it, pray to the God of the Universe who made the stars and knows them (and you) by name!