“Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.” – Mike Greenberg
“Behind every fear, there is a miracle waiting.” – Marianne Williamson
“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.” – Walt Whitman
Miracles by definition are wonders or marvels so extraordinary they surpass human understanding and are attributed to the supernatural work of God.
When you think about it, this definition speaks to the essence of why we all earnestly seek to experience them. Miracles shine a light on God’s existence and His active presence in this world. The elusive perception and hidden spiritual nature of God becomes exposed – dramatically demonstrating that indeed God is absolute and not imaginary.
This week I’ve been thinking a lot about miracles – some that I long for and others that have already transpired. All of this focus has led me to some revelations that I would like to share, hopefully giving you some food for thought on the miracles needed or experienced within your own life right now.
Miracles Require the Impossible
Impossibility and improbability make up the fertile ground where miracles take root and grow. In order for the supernatural to appear, the natural and the normal must become distant, faded or blurred. If you are longing for a miracle in your life because all seems lost, improbable or impractical, take heart because you are in the midst of an environment where miracles are birthed.
If the medical report looks dismal and all your options have run out, if you’ve done all you can and still can’t find a job, if the relationship is over and hope of reconciliation is all but dead, realize you are a prime candidate for a miracle!
This week as I’ve looked at the impossible and improbable situations within my own life, I’ve come to understand and take comfort in the fact that I’m situated in a place where miracles develop and incubate 🙂 The miracle power of our Almighty God supernaturally flows in the direction of the impossible situation or improbable outcome.
“Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible from a human perspective is possible with God.’” – Luke 18:27 NLT
Miracles Require Faith and Vision
Jesus often commented on faith in relationship to miracles. He told the Roman centurion that, “I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.”, as He healed his servant by simply speaking the words (Matthew 8:10). He rebuked His disciples who woke Him in the middle of a storm at sea by asking them, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” (Matthew 8:26). When he saw the faith of the men who brought their paralytic friend to Him, He healed the man based on their faith (Matthew 9:2). He said to the woman, sick for twelve years as she pushed her way through the crowd just to touch His cloak, “Take heart daughter, your faith has healed you.” (Matthew 9:22)
Faith is the microscope that allows us to see the supernatural – to believe that the miracle which looks impossible in the natural is no obstacle for God at all. It opens our hearts and minds – changing our viewpoint from what looks improbable to seeing any and all possibilities. I don’t know how to explain it, but faith has a magnetic relationship with miracles. It has a way of drawing God and His miracle-working power toward us and our circumstances.
Faith also gives us extraordinary vision – the ability to trust that miracles are happening and have happened without our knowledge or awareness. As an example, some day we will understand the miracle that took place behind an untimely delay that avoided a horrible car accident. We will understand the miracle of a young life that was lost, how it brought so many others closer to God or how it touched and changed the lives of hundreds – far beyond anyone who lived a much longer life in comparison.
We will connect with the miracle behind unanswered prayer – seeing how God’s way was indeed the best way.
Miracles are happening in our lives daily. Faith gives us the vision to see them clearly – trusting that our loving God is working supernaturally in areas of our life where our natural eyes cannot see.
Miracles Have No Time Requirements or Limitations
While some miracles transpire over time, the beauty and comfort behind God’s miracle-working power is that it isn’t bound by the natural order of time. It has no limits or boundaries and holds no obligation to structured timelines or the natural sequence of events.
Whatever area of your life is longing for a miracle, that miracle can happen tomorrow, or tonight, or even in the next few minutes. Miracles can happen in the blink of an eye!
This very idea has given me the ability to persevere in my own life – knowing that God can supernaturally and instantaneously change the areas of my life that desperately need His miracle-working power. Holding on to this fact can increase your faith and expand your vision – two requirements of miracles I mentioned earlier.
Remember, the wayward child can come home tonight – forever changed. The breakthrough you’ve been waiting for can start with a phone call tomorrow. Your healing can be taking place right now!
Tonight, if you find yourself needing a miracle in any aspect of your life and things look bleak, I hope you remember that miracles take place in the very center of impossibility and improbability.
I pray that you ask God for deeper faith in His miracle-working power – a faith that will give you the vision to understand that miracles are constantly happening in the supernatural – even when we can’t physically see them taking place.
I also hope you find great comfort and assurance in realizing that miracles can happen at any moment – unbound by time and the natural order of things in this world.
“Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.‘ Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” – John 20:29-31 NIV
God bless 🙂