While I was waiting in line at Starbucks, an older woman stepped through the door and headed straight for me. Her demeanor revealed that she was on a "mission" and had no intention on buying herself a coffee.
I happened to be holding a bible in my arms and when she approached me she boldly said,
"The Lord has a message for you, do you want to hear it?"
She reached her hand out to take my bible and without hesitation, I gave it to her while saying,
"Yes, I want anything He has to give me!"
Prior to this encounter, I had been desperate to hear from the Lord about a situation I was facing that had gripped me in fear. I previously told the Lord that I could not move forward until I heard from Him about my situation! I was currently feeling hopeless and scared.
This mysterious messenger took my bible and began flipping through pages as she was determined to find this hidden treasure with my name on it.
In typical girl-fashion , I wanted to connect with this woman, buy her a coffee and talk about the Lord. BUT oddly enough, she had no desire to sit and chat. As she skimmed through the pages, I asked her questions...
"Where do you work?" I inquisitively asked.
"I work for the Lord," she quickly replied.
Just about that time, she had found what she was looking for!
"Here, this is it! This is what He wants to tell you!"
As my eyes fell upon the page, I was introduced to Jeremiah 29:11-14...
"Holly, for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord! Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and will bring you back from captivity."
... And just like that EVERY question I had was answered and the fear that once gripped me, was now but a vapor.
God spoke straight into my situation and breathed hope back into this lifeless body. Only a God who has memorized me and concerns Himself with every detail in my life, could accomplish this!
As for that "messenger" the Lord sent... Yea, the second I looked back up from reading, she had disappeared, nowhere to be found!
People often say, "The Lord works in mysterious ways!"
I would have to disagree with that statement! The Lord is only "mysterious" to those who do NOT know Him.
He clearly reveals Himself to those who seek His face!