Friday afternoon, as the work week came to a close, some events at my job began to unfold that I feared might end on Monday morning with a reprimand, or worse. There were multiple parties and factors involved, but I felt largely responsible. I had a knot in my stomach most of the weekend.
Saturday morning, my husband kept the kids quiet and prayed for me during a conference call with my co-workers. Some of the issues were resolved. I was very grateful. And still worried. “I messed up,” I texted a dear friend. “May God have mercy.” She responded with a reminder from God’s word.
As I continued to consider the possibilities that Monday could bring, my mind kept going back to that verse. Honestly, I still expected something terrible to happen on Monday morning. But I also believed that God would be with me, with fresh mercies to get me through it.
As it turned out, nothing happened on Monday. NOTHING! No one appeared to be at all upset about the weekend’s events. Not only that, someone thanked me for my support! I had asked only for mercy to survive whatever disaster would come, but God spared me the disaster entirely. I’ll take it!
Do you recall a time that God exceeded your expectations? Did you hold on to His Word while you waited? Share what the Lord has done!