VALET PARKING

HOPE TO COPE🦋


VALET PARKING

By: Donna Lind


The Sovereign LORD has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.” Isaiah 50:4


It was cold and pouring down rain. I arrived at the Hospital for my appointment and surveyed there weren’t any parking spots open near the doors.


I had already prayed as I entered the parking lot, asking God for his divine favor and divine encounters.


Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a sign for FREE VALET PARKING for the Heart Clinic.

"Yay, that’s me. Thank you, Jesus!”


I pulled up under the canopy, a young man handed me a ticket, helped me out of my truck and pointed me towards the entrance doors.


Immediately I felt something stir in my spirit about this young man.


I looked for him after my doctor’s appointment, but he was gone.


Well Lord, if you have something you want me to share with that young man then he will be here when I come back again.

A few weeks later I was waiting outside the Hospital doors for the Valet to bring my truck to me, and there he was!


I smiled, hi how are you?


He smiled back, “good, how are you?”


I’m Blessed!


His smile grew, “Me too!”


I chimed back; I know you are because I see Jesus all over you!


The other Valet pulled my truck up to the door and handed my keys to me.

I turned and the young man I was talking to was gone.

I got in the truck and pulled up out of the way so I could program my GPS.


Lord, I said, I thought you had a word for me to give that young man today, but now he’s gone.

I don’t want to miss this opportunity so can you please arrange a way for him to cross my path again?


As soon as those words left my mouth someone was knocking on my passenger window.


IT WAS THE VALET PARKING ATTENDANT!


I smiled, rolled down the window.


He hesitated, Excuse me Ma’am, I was wondering what church do you go to?

I could tell you’re a woman of faith and I’ve been trying to get back to the Lord.


I told him, I attend the Hill Church in Bolivar; you should come see us sometime.


Well, he said, I live in Springfield and that’s too far for me.

I went to College in Bolivar though.


AND BOOM, HOLY SPIRIT STARTED TO STIR A WORD IN ME.


Yes, I said. You studied Art and played on the Football team!


His eyes got big as saucers.

He leaned in through the window.


“YES, I DID!

HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT?”


I DIDN’T KNOW THAT, BUT HOLY SPIRIT DID.


FOR THE NEXT 15 MINUTES THE LORD SPOKE THROUGH ME TO DELIVER A MESSAGE TO THIS YOUNG MAN.

Holy Spirit told him detailed stories about his life that no one knew, BUT GOD!


I ENCOURAGED HIM TO KNOW THAT THE PAIN HE HAS GONE THROUGH WAS FOR PURPOSE YET TO BE REVEALED.


GOD HASN’T GIVEN UP ON YOUR DREAMS AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU!


GOD’S PLANS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR LIFE.


IN GOD’S APPOINTED TIME, EVERYTHING WILL COME TOGETHER AND WILL BE WORTH THE WAIT.


WHERE YOU ARE TODAY IS JUST A STEPPING-STONE FOR WHERE GOD IS GOING TO TAKE YOU.


DON’T DESPISE SMALL BEGINNINGS.


THIS IS YOUR TRAINING GROUND FOR THE NEXT LEVEL.


YOU BE THE BEST VALET PARKING ATTENDANT YOU CAN BE.

SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS AND HE WILL PROMOTE YOU IN DUE TIME.


There in the parking lot, stood this big, strong athlete hunched over with his head inside my truck window, tears pouring down his cheeks.


“Ma’am, he stuttered, you just told me my whole life story.

You don’t know what I’ve been going through lately.

I've been at a low point in my life, wondering if God was still here with me?

If this is all I had to look forward to?

I asked God this morning if He would give me a word or a sign, something to hold onto because I was on empty, running out of hope.”


“THEN YOU AND JESUS SHOWED UP!”


Well, I giggled, I AM A HOPE DEALER FOR JESUS! LOL! 😉


The man’s tears turned to a loud laugh.


JESUS SENT ME TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH HE LOVES YOU!


I asked if I could pray for him and if he wanted to re-dedicate his life back to the Lord and have a fresh anointing from the Holy Spirit.


Yes please, was his response. I reached over, put my hand on his shoulder and prayed.


The car behind me honked.


“Wait, what’s your name Ma’am?”


As I was driving away, the young man shouted across the parking lot,


“Miss Donna, thank you for being my HOPE DEALER! You will never know what your words did for me and how the Lord used you to change my life today!”


MY FRIENDS, JESUS WANTS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE TODAY TOO.


IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU’RE IN THE PARKING LOT OR THE PALACE,

THE LORD SEES YOU AND LOVES YOU!


With JESUS there is always HOPE TO COPE,

Donna Lind❤️

http://www.donnalind.com

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