Are you expecting a miracle? Or do you even believe in them? I asked those questions. And my answer came when I witnessed miracles of my own, profound and personal.
When my life should have been a mess, miracles appeared instead—joy when there should be gloom. Peace abounded instead of restlessness, and fear turned to hope and security.
These same scenarios were displayed in a hospital in St. Louis. The story is about John Smith who fell into icy water and remained there for 15 minutes. The news read, "When rescuers brought him to SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, the teen wasn't breathing. Paramedics and doctors did everything in their power to bring John back, not willing to give up. They performed CPR and other life-saving measures on him for 27 minutes—without regaining a pulse."
Medically, the Boy Was Dead
They called his mother to the room to give her the bad news.
What did she do? She prayed. She declared out loud God's power and the Holy Spirit upon her son and pleaded God to give him back. What happened next is that blood began to flow in that dead boy's veins.
The doctors, shocked and stunned, couldn't give explanations. They only had one conclusion: it was a "genuine miracle." Here are the chilling details.
I'd like to meet that lady and tell her, "I want faith like yours—to be that bold, and overflow with trust."
In order to possess such deep conviction, perhaps this mother had gone through these stages:
- Rejecting the doctor's announcement and recognizing that only God has the final word.
- Calling upon the power of God no matter who supported her or who joined her in that effort. She cried out to God with rare confidence. She spoke out loud, declaring the warfare of the enemy would not win.
- Expecting God's answer. She had to pray, believing in the answer, calling upon God's power over what seemed impossible.
So why doesn't God perform more miracles today? My humble answer is that He does, but we simply don't see them. Every moment we breathe is a miracle. The fact your vision is vibrant enough to read this is a miracle.
If back then, Jesus healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, raised the dead, drove demons from people, why wouldn't He do that now?
The Bible says: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever" (Heb. 13:8).
Father, if You are indeed the same now as You were when You walked on earth, then You are divinely and supernaturally able to perform miracles. I shall renew my faith, reclaim my trust in You and from this moment on, be aware of each miracle that surrounds me. In Jesus' name, amen.
How will your life change if you have the boldness to expect miracles?
Janet Perez Eckles is an international speaker and the author of four books. She has helped thousands conquer fear and bring back joy.
This article originally appeared at janetperezeckles.com.
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