I’ve witnessed miracles, each the result of a complete inability to do anything to change circumstances beyond human control. Whether financial, medical, or relational, all had one thing in common—they came as a result of admitting complete dependence on God to do what only God could do.
There was the miraculous healing of a deaf man in Guatemala. After being prayed over by a group of believing teenagers, he instantly began to hear.
There was a 14-year-old girl passionate to witness to an impoverished mother and her children in Peru, but she knew no Spanish.
After a sincere prayer for help, this young girl began to share the gospel in fluent Spanish and led the woman to Christ. Moments later, the gift was gone. My teenage friend could no longer speak nor understand the language she had received.
Then there was the peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich miracle in Ecuador. Two hundred hungry mouths and only nine sandwiches to share. Yet prayed over and broken into pieces, there was enough—in fact, more than enough. Every mouth was full!
Difficulty is the very atmosphere of miracles. Actually, difficulty is a miracle in its first stage. If it’s to be a great miracle, the condition is not just difficulty, it’s impossibility. The clinging hand of His believing child makes a desperate situation a delight to a miracle-working God.
“All those who know your mercy, Lord, will count on you for help. For you have never yet forsaken those who trust in you. —Psalm 9:10, TLB
Prayer: Almighty God, I recognize that apart from You, I can do nothing. I pray for divine opportunities to witness Your miracle-working power so that Your name can be glorified no matter how impossible the situation may be.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kathy Gowler works as the Executive and Divisional Assistant for Strategy Integration in the USA.
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