Wouldn't it be wonderful if God worked a miracle in your life? The Bible tells us about so many amazing things God has done for His people. In the Old Testament, we read about the parting of the Red Sea to facilitate the deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. In the Gospels, we read about Jesus healing people who had incurable diseases and feeding thousands of hungry people with just a few loaves and fishes. Miracles are God's grace and power at work, meeting people's needs, and that's the catch. We want to see God at work in our lives, but we don't want to be in a position where we desperately need help.
Visible miracles are spectacular and are often short-lived, but the most profound ones occur in the hidden recesses of our hearts and have eternal value. While we sometimes plead with God to change our circumstances, He is far more interested in changing us through those circumstances. James gives us God's perspective on our struggles and hardships when he says, "Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing". James 1:2-4 ESV In other words, God uses our trials to help us mature spiritually, making us more like Jesus. Where we see challenges, God sees opportunities. Although He doesn't always fix our problems, He will always use them to transform us from the inside out. That is the kind of miracle we need most! Let's chose to be joyful during our hard times because we love God and trust that He will make it all work together for our benefit. (Romans 8:28)