Waiting On A Miracle

If you were guaranteed one miracle right now, what would it be?

I don’t often think about miracles. I’m just not wired that way. In fact, to be completely honest with you, I tend to be a pessimist and go to the worse case scenario first. To get me to think positively takes a lot of conscious effort. Therefore, believing in a miracle is a real stretch for me. I do, however, end up asking God for miracles often. I ask Him to heal me and others. I ask Him to enhance me, my marital relationship, and other relationships in my life. I just don’t consciously think of those requests as miraculous. But they are.

It is by faith I believe that God still does miracles today.

Recently I’ve had miracles on my mind. The reason is because there’s a few people in my life that need a lot of faith right now. They need to believe that God will do a miracle in their lives. There’s my dear friend Theresa, who recently found out there’s a large tumor in her liver. She’s having a life threatening surgery done in order to remove this tumor. Then there’s a group of about 40 parents that I’m in a prayer group with. We fast and pray every week for God to part the Red Sea in the lives of the future generation of Christians, aka our children and future grandchildren to the 4th, 5th and however many more generations there are to come.

So, here’s what I’m learning in this season of walking by faith and believing in a God of miracles;

I must tell God precisely what I need His intervention for and ask Him to work a miracle.

It’s the asking specifically that’s very important. Once I’ve asked Him, I worship Him and surrender the outcome completely to Him. This is the hard part, but also very critical. Surrendering to Him shows that you trust Him completely. This is faith.

The biggest obstacle we face to believe in a miracle in our lives, is ourselves. We allow doubt and fear to overtake our thoughts. Fear is the opposite of faith and is what holds many back from believing in a God of miracles. But God has not given us a spirit of fear!

The fear we feel stems from the desperation of wanting our miracle. This is why I said surrendering completely is very important. God’s ways are not always understood. Nobody knows why one person get healed and another one doesn’t. We must never forget that God is sovereign. This means, He is in control, and everything that happens is because He planned it to be so. Nothing is a surprise to Him.

You and I can rest in the sovereignty of God and trust His plan.

God says, “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.“~ Isaiah 55:9.

We need to simply do our part and ask God, through our prayers, for a miracle. Never give up hope, and trust that He will answer in His way and timing.

Learning to pray with a surrendered heart, with our palms open to receive whatever He has planned for us is key.

Hope is a powerful tool and as people of God, our mindset ought to be one of an overcomer whose faith is in Jesus Christ alone.

The battle you’re in belongs to the Lord and when the miracle doesn’t come God is still sitting on the throne. And although you may never know this side of heaven why your miracle didn’t happen, you can still trust His good and perfect plan.

Whatever challenging circumstance you are facing today, I want to encourage you to believe God has your best in mind. Don’t give up because God isn’t answering in your way or your timing. Keep praying, and believing in a powerful and loving God. A dear friend and mentor once said, “often the miracle we are praying for is right around the corner when we give up, compromise, or quit.”

I love what pastor and author, Mark Batterson writes;  “And His will is His glory. Sometimes He reveals His glory in a miracle and sometimes He has revealed his glory in suffering. Sometimes the ‘no’ is a ‘not yet.’” This makes me realize that when I’m seeking and waiting on the Lord for a shift in my circumstances, I can live in this tension because God is in control and anything is possible with God.

I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.” ~Psalm 145:5

Comments

  1. jessica says:

    Thank you for the encouragement with God’s timeless truths. His abundant blessings are in-store for those who believe.

  2. jessica says:

    Thank you for the encouragement from God’s timeless truths. His abundant blessings are in-store for those who believe.

  3. I am a deep believer in miracles! I’ve experienced them and observed them and every time I am left in awe of His love and power for us. I love how you wrote “pray with a surrendered heart, with our palms open to receive whatever He has planned for us is key.” If my heart is surrendered, I am so much closer to accepting His plan. Thank you Tweeny for sharing your faith, love, life and miracles!

  4. Yes – anything is possible with God. Thanks again dear sister for a great post that helps us to pray and believe in all the greatness of our Lord.

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