With horrible disasters such as the Nepal earthquake, many doubt God’s presence, His goodness and doubt His ability to perform miracles.
“Time for trivia,” my granddaughter said, “Here is the first question: what is the one food that never spoils?”
I thought and thought and came up with my three guesses. All were incorrect.
“Here is the answer,” she said, “it’s honey. But is that true, Nana? Even if we keep it for a million years, it will still be good, it will still be sweet?”
This Nana wasn’t going to let this teachable moment slip by. “Sweet baby,” I said, “it must be so. But just like honey, God’s Word never changes—from the time it was written, it’s still as good, as powerful and true.”
She listened, but I pondered. These convictions about God’s unchanging power are put to the test, especially when earthquakes destroy land and take lives. But could it be that natural disasters usher a natural way for us to take our eyes from our own personal tragedies, and focus on the supernatural God? To seek Him, and to lean on Him?
And even in face of disasters, here are three reasons to believe in miracles:
- Thousands of yesterdays ago, He parted the Red Sea, He protected people who didn’t deserve the favor. He displayed mercy. He showed compassion. He displayed His power.
- Today, he holds back His wrath. He waits with patience. He offers many chances. And He prepares freedom for prisoners.
- And forever as His Word stands, He promises He will take care of tomorrow. He will heal the sick. He will bring sight to the blind. He will restore what was broken. And welcome His own to heaven.
And these promises form the miracle that we forget, disregard and often dismiss: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
Father, when this world sinks in the darkness of evil, we can count on your miracles of each moment, on the reassurance for today, and the promises for tomorrow. When facing natural disasters and personal calamities, we can trust in the miracle of peace that your unchanging Word brings. In Jesus’ name, amen.
- What has shaken your world today?
- What can you lean on when disaster strikes?
- What reasons do you have to believe in miracles?
I invite you to dance with me—celebrating my new book, “Contagious Courage: A 30-Day Journey to Overcoming Stress and Anxiety.” Please visit Janet’s Store to obtain your copy.
Please share: Feel free to share Janet’s posts with your friends. .
Comments: I welcome your thoughts; please consider leaving a comment. Just look for the word REPLY at the end of the post after the list of keywords.