Mascara streamed down my face. I was an emotional wreck. Sitting at the gate I watched my plane pull off the tarmac. Earbuds in, I sobbed, fearful.
Clearly, my emotions had gotten the best of me. I was stranded overnight in the airport. My connecting flight had taken off right as my current flight landed.
I sat in the food court to eat dinner just as panic seized me. What if I wouldn't be safe? Prayers spiraled up to heaven. I needed to see God in that moment, especially since I was afraid of being in an unknown place.
A pilot settled into the booth next to me. As he enjoyed his dinner he struck up a conversation. I shared about my circumstances of staying overnight in the airport and he told me tales about the friendly skies. In the midst of our conversation it happened: a God moment.
The pilot assured me I was safe in the airport. He pointed out the security team and told me where I could sleep to remain safe. This man gave answers to exactly what I had prayed about! He touched on things I had sent up to God in prayer, out of fear. It was like this man could see my heart.
After he encouraged me, he told me he'd been a pastor for ten years. As he got up to leave he smiled, "I never sit in the food court. In all my years of flying I've always eaten at the gate. We must have had a divine appointment. Rest tonight in the reality that you are safe with Him."
Jeremiah 29:12-13 says, "Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart."
God listens to and answers prayers, sometimes in ways we least expect. In a moment when I felt abandoned and alone, He was there.
Have you had a moment when you clearly saw God's faithfulness? Can you recall a "God moment" that sustained you? If not, pray and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. He's waiting to hear and answer. If so, will you please share with us?
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