I had an amazing "God moment" this weekend. My husband has been trying to get into the CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) program for two years now. This year was his third attempt. He had his interview last week and was told that he would find out either Friday of last week or Monday of this week. Well, Friday rolled around and several people he works with received a call and he did not. Needless to say, wee were both more than upset.
This is something that he has always known he wanted to do. Our lives have been in limbo the past two years just waiting around. We had always just thought that our lives would really settle down after he got through school. We didn't want to buy a house until he got through school. We didn't want to start a family until he got through school. Well, after he wasn't accepted last year we decided to go ahead and try to get pregnant. We knew that having a baby wasn't something we wanted to put on hold any longer in case he had to try several more years to get into school. So our new plan was to have a baby, then Adam would get into school this time and we would settle down and try for baby number 2 after he was done with school.
When he didn't receive a call on Friday we were heartbroken. Since other people were called on Friday we just assumed that they had called everyone and that Adam had not been accepted again. I was talking to my mom over the weekend telling her about everything that was going on and she reminded me about the power of faith. I began praying this weekend not only for the school situation but also for a renewed spiritual strength. I was so depressed and felt hopeless on Friday. By Sunday (after a couple of days of prayer) I began to feel much better. I felt a sense of relief and faith that God was in control.
Well, Adam got the call today... actually I got the call. For some reason the lady that called had my cell phone number and so I was actually the first to find out. It was one of those moments where you feel like God is winking at you saying, "see what I am capable of if you just have faith?" The fact that the call came to me first felt like a confirmation of the soul searching I had done over the weekend. It was an amazing feeling.
Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. He said, “There was once a judge in some city who never gave God a thought and cared nothing for people. A widow in that city kept after him: ‘My rights are being violated. Protect me!’
Then the Master said, “Do you hear what that judge, corrupt as he is, is saying? So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t he stick up for them? I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet. But how much of that kind of persistent faith will the Son of Man find on the earth when he returns?”