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For the past few days, it seems like I have done nothing but struggle to keep myself moving forward and live day to day. It has seemed like no matter what I had done or where I went there was a battle of some sort that I had to fight. Like all hell was coming against me. I cried out to God, but it seemed pointless. Useless.
As I was driving down the road one day a profound question was suddenly stirred into my spirit; “How many more miracles do you need?” At the surface of it, it seems irrelevant and unhelpful but when I realized the purpose of the question I could not help but repent of how distrusting I was of God.
As Christians, prayer is the means of talking to our Heavenly Father about the problems that we face. About the hurt. About our loved ones who are not saved. About the fighting going on across this land. About life. Sometimes it seems like God doesn’t hear us or He isn’t answering our prayers. However, what we must understand is that God is not audible in how He speaks to us therefore we can easily miss what He’s saying. I believe the main problem is that we look for Him to speak in one way when we miss Him speaking in another way. Don’t limit God as to how He can speak to you or else you’ll miss it.
After going so long with us missing what God is saying to us it may feel like God has not heard you.
Like your prayers have bounced off the ceiling and back down.
Like God does not care.
Like God is ignoring you.
Like God is taking too long to respond.
Like God is too busy for you.
Like God isn’t even real.
It can easily become depressing when we have not heard from God or we don’t see Him moving in our situation. It can even cause us to lose our faith in Him. But, in truth, God has heard your cries and He is working on our behalf even if we can’t quite see it just yet.
I can personally attest to this through an issue that I am currently fighting, it has taken me a month to realize that it is actually an answered prayer. You see, about two months ago great things began happening in my church and we were anticipating a great future. In response, I began praying that God would remove anyone who would get in our way of moving forward in the Kingdom of God. In the last month, my church has faced a great trial over a very petty issue yet people who had caused issues through that trial are no longer attending my church. As a part of the leadership of my church I have felt the pain and sleepless nights as we fight through this problem. Sometimes it’s hard to understand why God would have allowed something like this to happen right when we were looking for great things to begin to happen. What I just realized, though, is that this was all just an answer to my prayers. God was removing the people who would just get in our way and would ultimately hold us back but I couldn’t see this because I was so wrapped up in the hurt.
In these times where it seems like God is silent, we seem to abandon the memories of how many times God has come through for us.
How many times He has healed us.
How many times He has saved us from trouble.
How many times He has come right on time.
How many times He has answered prayers.
How many times He has performed miracles.
How many times He has given us strength.
Just ponder for a moment of how many times He has come through for you when it seemed like there was no way out. Ponder on how even many more times we have not thanked Him or trusted Him to see us through. To quote an unknown author, “Until God opens the next door, praise Him in the hallway.” I believe this quote is just a cliche and honestly doesn’t mean much of anything to anyone until they find themselves in a hallway and see how difficult it is the praise God in the times of waiting. When you have found that place is when your faith is truly put to the test.
So, how many more miracles do you need? How much more do you need God to show up and bring you out of your mess before you fully trust Him and stop wandering where He’s at next time you’re in a pit? When will you learn to praise Him in the hallway until He opens the door for you?
How many more miracles do you need?
Zachary L. Prewitt is an author, minister, and blogger from Somerset, Kentucky. Check out more blogs like this at http://www.zacharyprewitt.com
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