The verse above came to my mind. I felt led to ask God for just what we needed, the specifics. I felt Him whisper to me before I opened my mouth to pray, "You have not, because you ask not."
So, yesterday morning, I asked God for $1000 plus another $100 so that I can still travel to Michigan for the half marathon next weekend.
After we prayed, I felt an incredible peace. I was excited to see God work...it felt strangely familiar...we've been here before.
God is no magician. He has no magic wand. He is not a genie in a bottle. My God, however, is all powerful and has told His children to ask. He has promised that although He has led us down this painful path, His ways our higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:9) and He means this for good (Romans 8:28).
I want to testify to what God has done. Yesterday, in total, we were given $1100!
O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!