I can remember one day, some time back (last year, I think), I was telling God that I needed a miracle. It was something I had been saying daily, as I was so ready for my season to change (I’m still in that season, by the way). On this particular day after I said it, I heard the Holy Spirit clearly say, “Your whole life is a miracle.”
That check to my spirit was just what I needed, as sometimes we can forget all of the great things God has done—and primarily, thee greatest thing He has done—simply to save our lives. (We also forget the greatness of God in giving us the breath of life daily… a miracle all by itself.)
Ever since my youth, my friends, satan has had it out for me. He has tried everything in his might to dispel me from this earth. But God, in His wisdom and sovereignty, has not allowed any of his plans to prevail.
Some examples of satan’s attempted destruction are:
- He has tried to kill me through my own hand (I used to be suicidal, a lot!).
- He’s tried through a bad car accident when I was 18 (and what a miraculous story that is!).
- He’s tried by way of a train (another miraculous story).
- He’s tried by two near head-on collisions (the most recent being this year)
- He’s also tried through stress and stress-related illnesses, etc.
But through it all, as I’ve stated, God has been right here, fulfilling His promises to protect, and halting the plans of the enemy. Nothing short of miracles.
And if God has been doing that for me throughout my life, sisters, I know that He’s been doing the same for you, because as we know, via the Bible, God shows no favoritism (Romans 2:11).
No, He may not have performed the very same miracles as He has in my life (as all of our lives are unique), but I know that, without a doubt, when you look back over your life, you will find many things He has protected you from as well (and note, there are many unseen things He’s protected us from [and will protect us from] that we’ll never know about).
That said, whenever you find yourselves going through rough patches and trying days, days when it’s extremely hard to see any good in your life, or any good that can come out of it all, I urge you to remember, purposely (even on good days), because it’s so easy to forget all that God has done for us when our focus is one-sided (on our current situations only). In doing so, you’ll come to realize that God has never failed you before, and your faith will be strengthened to believe that He won’t start failing you today. For He is the same today as He was yesterday, and He’ll be that way forever (cf. Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17).
You can trust Him.