Praying (and Waiting) for a Miracle
I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. John 13:19 NIV
I wrote down my ‘miracle’ prayer requests on the orange index card and took a quick picture with my phone. I brought it to the altar and put it in the basket filled with prayers for miracles. That was in September of 2015. Part of my prayer request was answered just a few weeks later. I was ecstatic and praising God. It filled me with hope and I believed that He was going to answer the rest of my prayer on that card.
He hasn’t answered the other part of my prayer, yet.
I have been weary of even praying for it at times so I simply stop thinking about it. Why bother when it is so tender, painful and heartbreaking? I’ve also found myself full of doubt thinking, “It is impossible. It will never happen.”
Other times, I have stood in the shower praying as the water washed away my tears. With every word, I was believing with everything in me that HE WILL DO IT. It is going to happen. I just know it!
And then, He still doesn’t answer that prayer.
I know it lines up with His Word.
I know it is the desire of His heart.
I know He put that desire in me to pray for it.
He has proven time and time again that He is faithful and He will do it.
Nothing is too big for Him.
Oh me of little faith and even less patience.
Not too long ago, I decided that maybe God could use my help. I decided I was just going to push a few buttons to get the ball rolling and take matters into my own hands.
Luckily, just before I pushed the first button, I stopped.
I sensed in my spirit to let go (again) and trust. He didn’t ask me to even move much less push any buttons. My flesh wanted “now”.
The One who put the stars in the sky doesn’t need me to set anything in motion.
He needs me to trust Him, and to obey.
He needs me to believe Him, and to pray.
He needs me to give it to Him, and let Him work it out.
He needs me to wait, and watch Him once again move mountains.
He has shown me before that He will do it, and He was faithful.
Miracle after miracle, I have seen Him work. I know He is I Am.
And yet, my flesh makes me forget that His miracles are way bigger than me. In fact, they are not about me at all. He is working on more that I can ever comprehend or imagine. Other hearts are involved besides mine. Hearts matter to Him.
My heart will wait.
My heart will trust.
My heart will believe.
My heart will have faith.
He is a heart changing, miracle-working, mountain mover.
Psalm 27:14 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Here’s what I’ve learned through it all:
Don’t give up; don’t be impatient;
be entwined as one with the Lord.
Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope.
Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!
Are you praying for a miracle?
Maybe you have been praying for it for a while now. Maybe it is a prodigal child, or your marriage. Maybe it is your job, your health or even your finances. Maybe it is for healing, salvation, or forgiveness. Perhaps you have grown weary and tired in the waiting. Everything about your circumstances screams it will never happen! It is impossible.
But with God, all things are possible.
He will do it, in His way, in His timing, and for His glory.
Write it down, and date it.
As you are waiting, if you find yourself full of doubt, fill yourself with His Word. Recall His faithfulness and cling to His promises. Thank him in advance for His answer to your prayer. Praise Him. Rejoice with every glimmer of hope as you wait for your miracle.
He is faithful.
Psalm 40:5 The Passion Translation (TPT)
O Lord, our God, no one can compare with you.
Such wonderful works and miracles are all found with you!
And you think of us all the time
with your countless expressions of love—
far exceeding our expectations!
Michelle, thanks for this encouraging post. Yes, God answers as we trust Him and wait expectantly.
Thank you Tope for all of the ways you encourage me. You are a blessing!!