A couple of weeks before Amanda's accident, Carla, a friend I have known for a long time and reconnected with on Facebook, wrote to say God had put me on her heart for urgent prayer. She did not know why, but she prayed for me, and wanted me to know. I had no idea why either, but thanked her for being faithful. I saved the email to print out and put into my "memory box."
Immediately after that plea, I felt the Holy Spirit remind me of my friend's email. "This moment has already been covered in prayer. Carla wrote you and told you about it. It was for this moment in time." Suddenly, I was filled with strength and confidence. My God had already equipped me through a faithful prayer warrior.
Knowing in that awful, crushing moment that God had already thought of my needs before the crash ever happened reminded me of His great love and that strengthened me. Knowing a friend loved me enough to pray even when she didn't know why lifted my spirits. This is the loving God I serve. This is the incredible family He has given me.