It really made no sense based on present circumstances.
There's nothing dire or dreadful going on.
But that morning, my first waking thoughts were thoughts of despair and hopelessness.
I remembered, after the fact, hearing Joyce Meyer say that satan will try to set a negative tone for our day by capturing our first thoughts of the morning.
Now, I recognize that was just what was happening.
However, seconds after those gloomy thoughts, God spoke to my heart as clear as I've ever heard Him.
He spoke the words of Ephesians 3:20, and the words "Now to Him Who is able..."
seemed to be highlighted in bold print.
I was honest when I said there's nothing dire or dreadful going on,
but there are a couple of prayers I've been praying for an awfully long time.
Top of the list type prayer requests,
prayers for those I love.
In both instances, it has appeared that the answer was so very close,
and then it just didn't happen the way it appeared it was going to.
I got disheartened.
Maybe even a bit upset at God about it.
So, He highlighted the words I needed to hear.
The words that addressed some despair and hopelessness I didn't even know was growing in my heart.
He reminded me that He is, indeed, able to take care of these two top of my list prayer requests.
He is able to take care of those I love.
He is able.