A Prayer at a Gas Station

Okay, this may seem silly, but the Lord answered a prayer in a really cool way last week, and I thought it would honor Him for me to write it out and share it with y’all! God is good all of the time.

As I was leaving our home to take my daughters to ballet, the gas gauge caught my eye. I inwardly groaned once I realized it was almost on empty. I thought my husband would be joining us that night, but he had been held up at work. I had allowed the gas to dwindle since I assumed he would be with us that evening to take care of filling our tank.

It was growing dark as I turned away from dance and headed to the nearest town. There was no way I was going to go to a gas station alone after dark in the town where my daughters take dance classes. It is not a very safe place at all.

I prayed so hard while driving to the gas station. We were going to be late since I had gone off course, but being late was a better alternative than being approached by a strange man in a crime-riddled town. The gas station where I headed didn’t have the best vibe either, but hopefully I would arrive before dark.

I continued to pray for safety. When we arrived at the gas station, I was shocked! It was filled with women! I had never seen anything like it. An older lady in a long skirt filled her tank. A mom with her young daughter walked into the convenience store hand in hand. Three or four more women stood at pumps and filled their tanks. This was extremely unusual for this particular store!

A sense of peace washed over me as we filled up and got back on the road. This may seem like a little thing, but it was a big thing to me. My children commented on how strange it was to see a parking lot full of only women, and even my husband couldn’t believe it when I told him. Our God is so merciful, and is in every little detail of our lives.

Oh, and my daughter’s class started ten minutes late for the first time ever. They were right on time.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
1 John 5:14-15

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