I know from experience that it’s when we are facing our biggest opposition and battle that God will march into our circumstances and bring about the greatest miracles in our lives.
But it’s often while we are in the midst of these battles that we can easily fail to see that God is working behind the scenes on our behalf. That He is busy lining up breakthroughs and answers to our prayers. That we are actually in the middle of the making of our miracle.
However when we are in the middle of a miracle been made it may feel chaotic and like all hell is breaking loose. Your finances are under pressure, the medical report looks worse, there is bad news everywhere you look.
When God parted the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites it would have looked chaotic. On either side of the path through the sea there was gigantic walls of water being held back by the wind. The people were frightened, children and parents would have been running to get to the other side, the elderly struggling to get to safety, and everyone wondering if the wall of water was going to come crashing down on them. It wasn’t until they got safely to the other side that they would have relaxed and started rejoicing. Yet God had been in their midst the whole time, working to deliver and fulfil His promises.
It’s usually only when we look back that we realise when things were the most chaotic and our strength and hopes were fading, that we were actually at that moment in the middle of our miracle. Take for example David as he ran into battle against the giant Goliath, the Israelites passing through the walls of water, Joseph as he sat in a prison cell. Of Mary as a pregnant teenager, a grief stricken widow burying her only son, a blind man begging by the roadside and Jesus as he hung dying on a wooden Cross. All were struggling with some of their worst, most frightening and stressful moments. Yet on the other side of these moments was victory and triumph.
David slayed the Giant, Joseph was promoted from prisoner to the second most powerful person in the land, Mary a pregnant teenager became the mother of the Saviour of the world. A grief stricken mother saw her son raised to life in the middle of his funeral. A blind man’s sight suddenly was restored as Jesus passed by and Jesus the biggest of all miracles, conquered sin and death and redeemed all mankind.
In our darkest hour, when we are struggling to see glimpses of light, God can be heard saying, “Hold on, for I am at work.” It’s why Paul in the bible says, “God always causes us to triumph.”. (2 Cor 2:14)
Regardless of what it is we face, it is no surprise to God. He is not surprised by a global pandemic, financial pressures, sickness, or the stress and worry it may cause. He has the answer already prepared and a way through every situation we will ever face. He is not concerned by Red Seas, prison walls, people’s opinions, enormous smelly giants, bad medical reports or even death. He knows how to override the natural order of things to get the answers to us. He knows how to send a wind to push the water back, enable a shepherd boy to become a mighty warrior King, raise the dead, heal sick minds and bodies, restore families and set the prisoners free.
Today you could well be in the middle of your miracle and you don’t even know it. Your story does not end here, so hold on and stand firm in your faith and God’s promises. There’s a miracle in the making with your name on it!
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (2 Corinthians 2:14 NLT)
“The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever.” (Psalm 138:8 NKJV)
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:23-30)
Prayer: Lord thank you that you always cause me to triumph. Today I’m trusting in you and holding onto the fact that you still perform miracles and are faithful to fulfill your word and promises. Thank you for my miracle. In Jesus name Amen.