The Fingerprint of God
Posted on May 21, 2019 by Erin Culleny in Victory Call
Many of us pray for unsaved loved ones for long periods of time. It can easily become discouraging when we see nothing happening in their lives that would indicate God was at work. I found myself in that place recently. As a matter of fact, by all indications, I not only didn’t see God at work but I saw things get a bit darker.
As I listened to the radio one morning I heard the testimony of Lysa Terkurst. She had gone through a period of rebellion in her life and is currently the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries. A woman who turned away from God and did her own thing is now being used of the Lord in a wonderful way. God had continued to work in her heart through every circumstance and poor choice. After sharing her rebellious days as an athiest, she stopped and said, “even a person who doesn’t believe has the fingerprints of God all over them.” For me, the picture that came to mind was each prayer that is prayed puts another fingerprint on our loved one. I was so encouraged, knowing how many people are praying for my children and knowing that God’s work is often unseen. Just as a fingerprint doesn’t always show, it nevertheless is there. I believe that God’s hands are at work in the lives of those I desperately want to see come back to fellowship with Jesus. Today, trust that your loved one is in God’s hands. Know He is at work! Keep praying!
“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16b
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Cor. 5:7
Written by Kathy Withers Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.
Think About This: “It is impossible to pray for someone without loving him, and impossible to go on praying for him without discovering that our love for him grows and matures.” – John Stott
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. – 2 Corinthians 13:5
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.