Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. ~ John Quincy Adams
We have sinned, even as our
fathers did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly. When our fathers were in
Egypt, they gave no thought to your miracles; they did not remember your many
kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea. Yet he saved them for his
name's sake, to make his mighty power known. Psalm 106:6-8 (New International
When I was a child, I believed in miracles. I believed
that anything could happen and it usually did. I saw them all the time. I
experienced the perfect day, the joy and laughter of playing with family and
friends. I knew the comfort and love that comes from being around those who
cared and about and for me. Now, I often wonder; what happened? When did I stop
believing that dreams really do come true?
I now realize that they went
away when I grew up. My vision became tainted by all the bad things I saw and as
the trust I had in those around me become battered and broken. Even today, it
amazes me how innocent the world through the eyes of a child can be. The stages
of life have a way of tarnishing our vision.
I can only imagine how
painful it must have been for our forbearers, Adam and Eve to realize that
because of deceit and curiosity, they too had lost that childlike innocence. I’m
not sure if they too gave up on believing in miracles as the world around them
became tainted by the things they now saw and had to endure.
until I grew older and developed a relationship with Christ Jesus that I began
to realize that even though the world around me had changed, there was still
hope. Hope in Christ Jesus. Now the only difference was that instead of miracles
happening around me every day, I had to learn to be patient and to persevere in
my well doing.
The Lord, our Father has told us time and time again, that
this is not his world. Satan has made sure of that. However, for those of us who
still believe in the power of faith, miracles can and will still happen. If you
can believe it, you can receive it. Your Miracle is on the way.
Father God, we
come before the mercy seat asking today for our miracles and breakthroughs. So
often we lose sight of the fact that our hope and desires do not lay in the
hands of those around us, but rather our hope lies in Christ Jesus. Help us Lord
to see You through the eyes of a child. A child who is totally dependant on
their Father to provide all things. Father God, we come seeking Your face and
depending on You for those miracles that are needed in our lives. Some have lost
faith because they were depending on the wrong things. Material things that man
provides and not those Godly things that You have already promised us in Your
word. Help me Lord, to always look toward the hills of heaven from which cometh
my help. It is on Christ the solid rock I stand. It is on Your word that I
stand. It is by faith I will walk and it by grace I will be blessed. Thank You
Father, for all things. But I thank You most of all for redemption through Your
Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ. It is in His name I pray. Amen.