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Miracles Happen When We Least Expect Them

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    Whitney Ballard is a new employee at CBN, where she works in Social Media Marketing. Whitney lives in Alabama with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.

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We see them every day. On television, online, in books, and sometimes, in our very own lives. The question is—what do we do with these miracles that we see, or read about, or most importantly, experience ourselves?

God has performed countless miracles in my life. Looking back, my first human instinct is to ask “how” and “why”? I tried to find reason within the miracles of my life. Instead, God met me in my darkest moments.

I was a teen, finding out I would soon become a mother. Alone. I was sure my life was over. But God!

There was no luck about it. God carried me emotionally and spiritually, and He provided financially. During the most trying days of my life, God filled in the gaps and performed an absolute miracle in my life! I founded a relationship with God during this time ... which is a miracle in itself.

You see, God performs miracles out of our realm of understanding. They don’t always make sense to the human eye. They don’t always follow the trends or statistics.

He is the one you praise; He is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.” Deuteronomy 10:21

Your eyes are not deceiving you. God creates miracles from scratch, with no need for reason and logic. He is capable of all things!

When I begin to doubt the miracles in my life, big or small, I think back to the story of the blind man that Jesus healed. Jesus used mud to cover this man’s eyes and then told him to wash his eyes at the river. Once the man washed his eyes, he could see!

In John 9:3, Jesus assured us that this man was not blind because of sin, as many of his peers had suspected:

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

This reminds us that God does not put us through trials out of punishment but because He is using us so that others may see Him through us.

In John 9, the Pharisees question HOW this man could now SEE. It didn’t make sense to them! It couldn’t be!

Oh, how often I have acted like the Pharisees when something just didn’t make sense to me, questioning just how God orchestrated everything out for my good. But God reminds us in Mark 9:23,

“All things are possible to him who believes.”

ALL things are possible, not just the things that can be explained, understood, or broken down. God said ALL things. Let’s believe him. If He can heal a blind man, what can He do for us?


Scripture is quoted from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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