Lord, help me to trust You increasingly when Your instructions are distasteful, weird and/or inconvenient to me. May I rejoice in You while in the unfamiliar, uncomfortable and the unreal circumstances You grant me. Holy Spirit, I am not my own, let me graciously remember that fact when You trust me with a shaking of my life's situation.
Then the woman said ..., “Now by this I know ....”
Father, this woman had such opportunity to know prior to her son's sickness; but it was through this season that she came to confidently comprehend. I praise You for Your inestimable kindness in sending Elijah her way, for providing daily for each of them, and for caring to draw her in to such a viable and personal relationship that You would go to the extremes of risking Your reputation with her by threatening, if not taking the life of her son. I don't exactly understand her comment about her sin being remembered; but I recognize that was a piece of this event for her, for her healing, for her freeing, for her knowing and experiencing You. You are so gracious to use what is necessary; but not more than what is needful to accomplish Your divine purpose. God, she was a sinner, had a sin which she toted around in her mind and maybe her reputation - I am that sinner, too. Thank You for healing, freeing, and letting me to know and experience You in the dailyness of the life You provide. You are All-Wise, All-Knowing, All-Powerful, All-Kind, and All-Good. I praise You for Your provision and grace. I revel in our relationship. Thank You, my God.