It's Worth Waiting for God's Miracle
“‘My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.’” (Isaiah 55:8, NLT)
Have you ever faced a big challenge in your life? Something that couldn’t be solved without a miracle?
If you haven’t, you will. And when that time comes, you’ll have a choice. You can wait on God’s timing and his way. Or you can take matters into your own hands and try to make a miracle happen yourself.
But the truth is that miracles don’t come from the places you expect them. And they don’t come as a result of your own effort. The source of a miracle is always unexpected.
Take Abraham, for example. God told Abraham he was going to have a son, and that the son would be the father of a great nation. Abraham was nearly 100 years old, and he and his wife had no children. It would take a miracle to make it happen.
But he had trouble believing God’s promise, and he didn’t wait on God to work a miracle. Instead, he took matters into his own hands and had a child with a woman who wasn’t his wife.
But that wasn’t God’s plan. God’s plan had been to work a miracle in Abraham’s wife, Sarah. Abraham’s solution was inferior to God’s.
The same is true for you. Your way of making things happen is always second best -- God’s way is best.
If you could understand God, you would be God. But you’re not! Isaiah 55:8 says, “‘My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine’” (NLT).
Miracles always come in unexpected ways. So there’s no need to fret, fear, or try to figure it out.
Trust God and say, “I don’t know how God is going to do it but I know he will do it.”
Then simply obey and follow where God leads. And get ready for a miracle.
Talk It Over
What situation in your life is in need of a miracle? Have you been trying to make that miracle happen on your own, or trusting God?
How can you show God you trust him to provide the miracles you need?
What is God telling you to do that doesn’t make sense but that you know you should obey?
This devotional © 2021 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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