Problems Precede Miracles

May 5, 2021 –

The Harper Collins Bible Dictionary on my desk defines a miracle as “a special intervention by God on behalf of humankind.” God chooses whether to intervene; the decision is His to make. He responds to problems caused by humanity.

Wickedness brought about the worldwide flood. God saved Noah and his family and two of every animal. Pharaoh’s army corralled the recently free Israelites at the Red Sea. God parts the waters, and His people pass through on the dry ground. The prophet Jonah disobeyed God and was thrown from a ship into the sea, where God provided a giant fish to swallow him and later spit him up on the shore.

The wedding day feast was the most important event in Jewish life. They ran out of wine. Jesus called for six pots of water, which He changed to wine and saved the day. A Roman Centurion’s servant was sick unto death. At the Centurion’s request, he spoke the word, and it healed the servant back at his home.

Jesus is in the miracle business. Miracles happen, but it may not be the miracle you asked for or the one you expected. It may not be on your timing, but remember Jesus is always on time and still works on our behalf.

Often the miracle is the peace that comes because of presenting our problem to God. Asking God to work within His will acknowledges His power, and you need that power to fill your life and calm the storm.

Every one of the 165 plus miracles recorded in the Bible precedes 165 plus problems. No problem, no miracle.