What Does Your Miracle Look Like? - Daughters of Promise - January 7, 2019

Christine Wyrtzen

But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.  
Galatians 3:22

When faced with a hopeless situation, I give it to my Father.  I ask for Him to make a way.  Then, to my shame, I set out to outline what His intervention will look like.  When God fails to act in the ways I believe He should, my faith begins to falter.  When will I learn that a miracle can never be figured out ahead of time!  God’s answers are always outside my skillset of ingenuity. 

When He moves, it leaves every child of His open-mouthed in absolute astonishment.  How many times have I said, “I can’t believe He did it that way!”  

The best foundation for faith is utter hopelessness; the kind where no intervention can be second-guessed.  That way, all my hope is in God.  He has total freedom to move mountains and I’m just along for the thrill ride.  My eyes are peeled on the horizon, not knowing how, or when, God will appear.  Just because He moved a certain way in someone else’s life doesn’t mean He’ll do the same thing for me. In fact, probably not!  My miracle will be shaped according to my story, to address my specific kind of unbelief.  Though others may see a miracle, it may not thrill them like it does me.  Because it was customized for my heart only, it will be a Damascus Road experience.

For all who wait today on God, wait well!  Don’t faint because it appears God is taking too long or moving in a direction that makes no sense to you.  Wait.  Endure.  Your ‘lamb’ may be just around the corner.

For every time I’ve accused You and fainted instead of waiting well, I apologize.  Time has vindicated You and I am humbled.  Amen

Originally published Monday, 07 January 2019.