Miraculous Problems

Are you facing a miraculous problem?

Yes, I know, that sounds like an oxy-moron. After all, everyone has problems—often plenty of them, but the last thing we call them is miraculous. Miracles solve problems; they don’t make problems, right?

God’s Word tells of many miracles. We love to read of how God delivered the children of Israel from the bondage of Egypt. We love to tell children the stories of Daniel in the lions’ den and Gideon’s victory over the Midianites. We wish we could have been there when Jesus fed over five thousand people with five loaves and two fish or when Esther was used by God to save her people. We may even wish we could have been the one to kill Goliath or to lead the Israelites as God leveled the walls of Jericho.

But we tend to forget that in every one of these examples of miraculous deliverance there was first a miraculous problem—a problem that God allowed and maybe even placed in that person’s life so He could show His power.

For the Israelites to see God give them water out of a rock, they must go for days in the wilderness without water. Could God have provided water sooner? Yes! but He wanted them to see a miracle. For Joshua to see the sun and moon stand still, he must go to battle against five kings. Could God have spared him from that battle? Yes! but God wanted him to see a miracle. For the widow to see her oil multiplied until she had no more vessels to hold it, she must first have a creditor come to take her sons as slaves. Could God have kept the creditor away? Yes! but instead He showed her a great miracle.

God delights in doing the impossible. He loves to change tragedies into triumphs, defeat into victory, evil into good, darkness into light, fear into boldness, bitterness into forgiveness, stony hearts into tender, contrite hearts, and our hardest griefs into wells of spiritual water which can help many.

Is there a problem that God has allowed in your life—a burden, a heartache, a pressure, an impossibility? The greater the problem, the greater the opportunity to see God’s power. Cry out to Him for His help, sharing with Him your desperation, your pain, your fear, your brokenness, and also your trust, be it small or great.

God is waiting to show you the water in your rock, shut your lions’ mouths, conquer your foes, provide for your needs, and heal your aching heart. You will find for yourself that God has miraculous answers to miraculous problems.

“Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3).