Flight Delay and Answered Prayer

I sat in the Indy airport watching the time to board my flight push up. I had a connecting flight from Charlotte to New Orleans to make it back home. The time of my first flight was pushed up too far for me to make my next flight, and I was so scared that I wasn’t going to be able to come home until the next day. As soon as the first plane rolled in, my first flight updated on my airline’s phone app. It advised me to cancel my connecting flight because the time of the flights overlapped. The app gave me directions to book the next flight to New Orleans and to confirm it. I was in line to board my plane at this point and for some reason, my phone app wouldn’t let me book the next flight. It showed me that there was only one flight left into New Orleans for the day scheduled to leave at 10:30 pm, and I just felt that I would be stuck in Charlotte. I thought I would need to get a hotel. The whole airport was delayed, and I became sick to my stomach knowing that the seats to the last flight in New Orleans were going to fill up before I would be able to book my next flight. I boarded the plane and took my seat. Earlier that day, another ag teacher showed me that she was able to receive a QR code on her phone to board her plane online. I hurriedly went online instead of using the app to try to book the last flight. I typed in my info, and it brought me to a similar screen like the app.
I prayed over it to work. I prayed that God would let me come home last night and to help me book this flight.
Unlike the app, the website didn’t tell me I had to see an agent to confirm my flight, and I was able to book it. In just that short amount of time, I saw that almost all of the seats were taken. Even though my connecting flight was delayed another hour and half and my plane pulled in late to avoid storms, I made it home at 3 am.
We may think that praying over something silly or small in our lives may not work, but I’m here to tell you that it does. God is listening. Sometimes, all it takes is for us to call out to Him for help and have faith that He will come through for us.

Author: countrymilefaith

Hey, y'all! I'm Emily, a simple country girl with a BIG love for the Lord, coffee, sunflowers, cooking, and gardening. I graduated from college one year ago in Secondary Agricultural Education, and I am now fulfilling my dream of teaching agriculture to high school and middle school students while also teaching science in the mix. I am happily married to my college sweetheart, Brad, who doubles as my ag teaching partner! We are newly weds, so we are just getting around to starting a farm. As we add animals to the Cooper Fam and complete projects, y'all will be the first ones to know. :) Tator is our sweet Goldendoodle puppy that we consider to be our first child, and he keeps us on our toes all the time. Between the demands of teaching and life, I enjoy writing and encouraging others in their walk with the Lord sticking tidbits of what I experience along this journey in my writing. I hope that you will follow along and that this blog will help your faith grow longer than a country mile!

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