Faith is a hard concept to grasp. It asks you to take a leap, often without you knowing why or what the outcome will be. It asks you to believe, without seeing. It asks for complete trust and confidence, without showing you proof.
I am just like most of you, I want to see a miracle. I want to know that God is real and that he knows I exist. My heart says yes, but sometimes I let the devil wander into my thoughts and ask, “Where is the proof?” Where is the person who was dead, and now is alive? Where is the person who could not walk, and just by a single touch has now been made whole? Modern day miracles happen all the time around us, but we have become really good at explaining how they came about. A person is shot 6 times at close range and survives, explanation is they are lucky. A person who is in a coma for years, just suddenly awakens, explanation is modern medicine. A person (I actually know) was held by her husband with a gun to her head. He pulled the trigger three times, with a fully loaded chamber, and yet the gun never fired. Explanation was that when you push the barrel into something really hard, it won’t fire. REALLY??? You want to be the one to demonstrate that?
When I started reading Draw The Circle – A 40 DayPrayer Challenge, I had one prayer that I prayed daily. I prayed for my “Water Into Wine” girl, a modern day miracle. I wrote about this sweetheart back in February, explaining about the terrible disease that she has lived with since the age of two months. Our entire community has been praying for her healing, but the disease is a terrible one and the prognosis was not promising. About a month ago, her mother announced that the hospital was going to be entering her into a clinical trial for a new drug that might show some promising results. With a new found optimism, pictures were taken with the hope that there would be visible improvement. After one month, the results were UNBELIEVABLE!!! The tumors had shrunk dramatically. Here’s the thing, the doctors are astounded. The medicine has never worked for someone with her type disease. They are now doing case studies on her and her results. She is nowhere near cured, but there is no doubt in my mind that the Lord has touched her, and she is now on her way to being cured. Did he use the medicine to heal her? Maybe, but that is alright with me.
Do you have faith? Will you take that leap with complete trust and confidence? Please add my little Water Into Wine girl in your prayers. Let’s show an entire community what the Lord can do.
Have a blessed weekend!