We cannot think of a single person in our lives right now who isn’t in need of a major miracle at this phase of their mission. They’ve been waiting and praying. Praying and waiting. Still nothing. Sound familiar?
Daylight brings new speculation over delay’s good reason. Nighttime rolls a mental movie reel riddled with deliverance scenarios, each one a little less heroic than the one before. Things look beyond bleak, but somehow you muster up just enough faith to fan hope’s dwindling flame for one more day.
We know this season well because we’re right there with you…waiting, praying…praying, waiting…speculating, imagining, fanning and all. Like you, we are begging our guts out for a miracle from the only One who is mighty to save. And still…Heaven seems silent.
God’s Word speaks to THIS very desperation with a tangible admonition: We must meditate on the miracles of ages past. We must strain hard to look beyond today’s pain (and beyond what seems like a seriously befuddling lack of activity on God’s part) and appeal to the miracles of yesterday…and to the God who so faithfully and mightily performed them.
“Then I thought, ‘To this I will appeal; the years of the right hand of the Most High.’ I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.” Psalm 77:10-12
God of the once-barren womb….God of the ram in the thicket…God of the parted sea…God of the well-fed wanderers…God of the tumbled walls…God of Gideon’s fleece…God of the widow’s oil…God of the breath-filled bones…
God of the floating axe-head…God of the prophet’s fire…God of the shepherd’s slain giant…God of the fiery furnace…God of the lion’s den…God of the latter glory…
God of the virgin birth…God of the water to wine…God of the miraculous catch…God of the cleansed lepers…God of the sighted beggar…God of the stilled tempest…God of the risen brother…God of the delivered demoniac…God of the returned prodigal…God of the repentant sinner…
GOD OF DEATH’S CRUSHING BLOW!
thank you for this post/reminder…thank you.
WOW. In awe… He is soooo good. Thank you for these beautiful words!!!!!!! Love you guys!