The Miracle in the Storm

Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness; They lacked nothing; Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell. Nehemiah 9:21

I have been reading through my Bible again this year. I’ve done it several times, and every time, the Lord reveals something to me I haven’t noticed before. Part of my reading each day is the Old Testament while the other is in the New. Right now, I’m reading through Numbers. If you’ve never read Numbers, it’s not exactly the most exciting book of the Bible.

But today I could hear God speaking. I could hear him tell me that there are miracles in the storms. If you haven’t studied much about the Israelite people, let me just tell you that they didn’t always have things easy. After God delivered them from slavery in Egypt, they then spent the next 40 years wandering the desert before they could enter the Promised Land.

However, even in that waiting, even in what seemed like a storm, God sustained them and loved them. He showed them His goodness and mercy. He gave them manna from heaven to eat and their clothes never wore out.

God still does the same for us. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Our God doesn’t change. We serve a good God and a big God. He will see us through whatever we are facing.

Right now, my family is under attack. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” This is a spiritual attack, although it looks carnal if we focus on it. I know this has to be fought on our knees, and I know the Lord will see us through.

Genesis 50:20 says, “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” This is what Joseph says after he was thrown in prison for being falsely accused of rape by Potiphar’s wife. God took that situation and moved him to an even higher position as second in command to pharaoh. God performed a miracle in that storm.

So many times we look at our bad situations and think we’re being punished or that God must not love us, but that simply does not line up with Scripture. James 1:2-3 says, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” So many faithful men and women in the Bible endured things we find unfathomable. However, God’s glory shined every time.

You, too, maybe walking through a storm like us. Sometimes God will calm that storm and it’s over quickly. Other times, that storm seems to rock your whole world. However, you have to keep your feet grounded in Christ. He will keep you and sustain you. Instead of asking God, “Why?” start asking, “What?” What is God doing in this situation? How will He use this for His glory?

I believe we will see miracles through our situation. I believe we will see God work in a mighty way. I believe His glory will shine. We serve a big, big God who loves us. He can do big things if we allow Him to. I’m ready to receive His miracles through this storm.

If you’re going through something in your life right now, I’d be glad to pray with you. Let me know in the comments below.


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Believing God’s Promises

And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” Genesis 15:4

If you’re anything like me, or most people for that matter, you have taken things into your own hands time and time again. I mean God obviously wants us to help ourselves, right? God helps those who help themselves, right?


Why God continues to use us, I don’t know. He obviously doesn’t need our help. In the passage above God is talking to Abram (Abraham). Abraham was old at this point and had no children, but God promised an heir would come from his own body, his own flesh and blood. Now, God is directly talking to him. How many times have we just thought if we could hear God audibly speaking to us? I mean surely we’d get it right then.

But you see, even then when God was plainly spelling it out, they still thought they needed to help God out. If you read on in the next chapter of Genesis, you’ll see that Abraham’s wife took matters into her own hands. She told Abraham to take her maidservant, Hagar, and have a baby with her. This all seems so ridiculous. First of all, God has promised an heir. Secondly, there is no way I’m handing my husband over to any woman. However, if you read on, Hagar has a son named Ishmael, but he was not the promised heir. The promised heir, Isaac, came several years later when Abraham was 100.

We can look at that story and wonder why, but haven’t we all been there? Haven’t we clearly heard the Holy Spirit talking to us, and then thought we needed to help out? I know I have. If you know me at all, you know I am not patient. I hate waiting for anything. I don’t even like driving around the parking lot looking for a good parking place. So when God makes me wait for something He has promised I struggle.

I have a really hard time waiting for God’s promises to come to fruition, but sometimes that’s what we have to do. Sometimes we just need to sit still and wait. Psalms 27:14 says, “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

I am learning to wait on the Lord. I am learning to be still and listen for His voice. It’s not always easy, and I’m sure I’m not always going to get it right. I am, though, learning to believe God’s promises and wait for His timing.

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