Faith – When the Miracle Does Not Happen
When a miracle doesn’t happen in our timing, it can be easy to feel let down. My miracle didn’t happen. Not only did it not happen, but the area in which I was praying for a miracle actually got worse.
When that happened, my reaction was, “Really, God? Are you even there?”
I know. I know. I can hear your gasps. I can’t believe I said those words, or even thought them. Trust me. I know that I know better than that. I said them though, and then I quickly recanted. I apologized to God for my moment of weakness caused by pain and confusion.
I know that God is there. I know that He is working on it. My struggle is with the “how” and “when.” The thing is…if we knew how and when the miracle, blessing, or prayer would happen, then we would not need faith. Ahh…FAITH.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
Certain of what? “Of what we do NOT see.”
I cannot see all that God is doing to work on this area. I cannot see when the miracle will happen. Yet I have faith. I have faith that it will be done in His way and in His timing.
After pulling that verse from Hebrews 11, I read the rest of the chapter. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read this chapter also. It made me realize that what I am being asked to do in faith is nowhere near as extreme as those mentioned in this chapter.
For example, verse 17: “By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son.”
Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son. I look at what I am sacrificing and questioning when I don’t see results, and I realize how little is being asked of me compared to Abraham, or Moses, or Rahab.
Oh ME of little faith!!!
I need to make some changes in my life that I am not exactly thrilled about. Nevertheless, these changed need to be made, and I need to do them in faith, without fear of the future.
A verse was put in front of me twice this week that I really needed to see. It hit me the first time. So when I saw it again, I really clung to it. I printed it, and put it on the wall on my side of the bedroom.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25
I have been repeating this verse to myself. I am clothed with strength and dignity. I laugh without fear of the future.
My miracle may not have happened, but…
I am strong. I am worthy. I can laugh.
I have faith in the one who holds my future.
Have faith friends!