The Unexpected Answer to Prayer

God Story – Part One

Back in 2017, when I officially started running, I anxiously signed up for my first 5k. I was ridiculously nervous and felt sick to my stomach. I was so stressed about my time and how I didn’t want to come in last.

The morning of the race came and my parents had to convince me to go. I knew it was going to be wet and possibly rainy, with a wooden bridge to cross. I didn’t want to get hurt.

I asked God for a verse of whether I should run or not and he gave me Psalm 17:5, “Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.” I wrote out a quick prayer asking God if I could possibly get first place in the race and that I wouldn’t get hurt. Yes you heard right, 1st place.

The gun went off and I felt dead as I ran full speed through the streets and park. When I crossed the wooden bridge my legs felt dead, but I refused to stop so I ended up hop-walking till they woke up again. I prayed for strength and pushed back into a run.

At the end of the 5k, after everyone had gotten a look at their times, I was shocked when I was half way in the middle, ranking wise. Not at the top , but not at the bottom either. I was even more shocked when they called my name for first place! (But then I smiled when no one was called for second in my age group 😁)

God had answered my prayer in an unexpected way and I was so grateful!!

To be continued…

God Story – part one

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