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Psalm 40:5, Monday Morning Mediation, Girl Meets Paper, Jane GrahamWith the morning sun slanting low and while Meredith Andrews belted out praises, it all came crashing in on me: all His goodness and all my undeserving.

I had just dropped my daughter off at school and was driving to my new job and feeling most certainly like it had to be a dream — this answer to prayer.

After two years of petitioning God, calmly at first, and then with more urgency, and finally in that soul-bleeding, face-streaking, crying in the dark kind of way, I had received my answer.  After two years of asking him for the next step, I saw the cobbled-stoned path open up in front of me.

And in feeble faith, I took the next step.

These last few years have made it plain that my little ones wouldn’t be spending their days with me forever. And I knew the silence of an empty house would pound too loudly in my ears. I knew my heart couldn’t take a stack of days cluttered with tasks that didn’t belong to a bigger picture.

I felt the Lord nudging me, gently at first, and then with more and more doors cracked open on my hallway of life. And now this: a job that blows me away. I step back and see provision after provision — I remember each writing seminar and every blogging conference that added a piece to this puzzle.

I am amazed:

  • at perfect timing.
  • at my flexible schedule.
  • at the co-workers that share my space.
  • at the work I get to do.
  • at the unimagined joy of writing for a living.


Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done! The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.

How has Psalm 40:5 spoken to you? And what are the wonders God has done in your life? Leave a comment or link up below!

How has Psalm 40:5 spoken to you? And what are the wonders God has done in your life? Leave a comment or link up below!