Jesus said, “You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” Matthew 17:17
Our friend, Dave, said, “A guy asked me if I was in a five-year remission. I told him I had signed up for lifetime remission.”
We laughed, but not without remembering how concerned we had been for Dave a year ago. We weren’t laughing then. We were praying for a miracle. Dave was diagnosed with cancer. Surgery followed, then chemotherapy. Six months later the doctor declared him healthy.
“God wants us to pray for miracles,” Dave said.
Miracles. There’s a subject that brings out the scoff in people. Do we scoff because too many have made miracles about money? Or because we’ve known people who said they were healed and later died? Or, is it that we simply don’t believe that miracles happen today?
In Finding Peace in Life’s Storms, Charles Spurgeon wrote, “Jesus lives in the place of authority. When He was here, He had power over demons, but in heaven, He has even greater power.”
We usually do everything in our power to change a situation. And that’s good. We should do all we can. But, there’s one thing we can do that we often don’t do until all other means have been exhausted – take the need to Jesus, ask and believe for a miracle.
In the scripture above, the disciples were powerless to help a demon-possessed boy. Jesus came along and said, “Bring him to me.” Think how marvellous these words are: bring him to me.
Are you facing a bewildering situation, something hopeless? Take it to Jesus. Give the word miracle a special place in your vocabulary.
“Jesus Christ expects us to treat Him as the living, powerful, intervening One, and to confide in Him as such. We abandon some cases, giving up, instead of presenting them constantly to Him.” C. H. Spurgeon
Prayer: Father, I am bringing my needs to you.