When did that happen?

Good morning good people! As I sit here strolling down memory lane, I wonder how many of you have ever asked the question, when did that happen? I have prayed about so many things in my life that sometimes God answers my prayers in such a way that I sit and wonder, hey, when did that happen?

Let me give you one example of what I mean. At some point, I had to bring my father to live with me since it was obvious that he could no longer live independently. I had only been married for a few years so I was still a blushing bride, O my. Anyway, my father would forget sometimes that I was his daughter and he would think that I was his girlfriend or wife. When I tell you that my husband would have a fit, believe me, the man would have a fit. I would try to calm him down by telling him that my father was tripping for the moment and it was the disease talking. I would ask my husband to read up on the disease since I too had to learn that there was a sexual component to the diagnosis. That man would hear none of it so I did what I do best—I took it to the Lord in prayer. It was a very frustrating time. I thought I would eventually have to choose between caring for my father and my husband. Lord, I need help!

Recently, I was listening to my husband joking around with my father and they were both laughing. All of a sudden it occurred to me, when did that happen? When did things change? I hadn’t even realized that God had answered my prayer. My father still acts inappropriately towards me but my husband now takes it all in stride. He now realizes what I was trying to convey to him in the beginning. He can now laugh at his insane behavior and I can now exhale. I have tested Father God over and over again. Believe me, God will come through for you. I used to hear this Man of God say, hold on until your deliverance comes. That statement is so true. Don’t faint in the day of your adversity. Hold on, God is working it out. He will come through for you and you too will be asking, hey, wait a minute, hold up, when did that happen?

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It happened so suddenly.

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Peace restored. Marriage lives on for another day. Whew. Thank you God and Amen.


Published by Sister Jackie

I am a wife, mother, grandmother and caretaker, and I also work outside of the home. Life has its struggles but I am not complaining. It could always be worse. Many lessons learned on my journey and many more to come--I am sure. God has a sense of humor and I have certainly learned how to laugh at myself. You should too-it is quite therapeutic. After all, some things we cannot change so why not enjoy a good laugh at our own expense. See you soon.

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