Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Most Amazing Miracle

  Are you facing a crisis right now?  Do you feel like the whole world is caving-in around you and that there is no escape?  Maybe your situation is not as severe as going through the death of a loved one or going through a divorce or even some kind of drug addiction.  But if you are like me, even your tiny problems can seem like huge, over-whelming monsters.  There is hope!  I have a key chain that reads, "With God, all things are possible".  Sure, we have all heard that a thousand times, and most of us quote it to people when they are struggling.  But do we truly believe that God can help us?  Do you truly believe that God can help you right this instant?  

Most of the time, it takes many steps to gradually crawl out of a hole and get ourselves back up.  Taking the first step is the most important:  Turning it over to the Master, Jesus Christ.  But sometimes, that help can come to us in an instant.  Remember when Jesus was peacefully sleeping during a storm on the Sea of Galilee?  His disciples were in a panic and feared that they were about to drown.  In a desperate attempt, they woke up Jesus and asked Him to save them.  It's one of my favorite miracles in the entire Bible.  Jesus calmed the storm instantly, not with a gradual decrease in rain and then a little less wind and then a clear sky.  No, He did it fast, quick, in an flash, and with three simple words, not 12 steps or 6 sessions, or anything like that.  I pray that God is spreading his arms over you right this second and saying, "Peace, be still".  Do you believe He can do that in your life today?  I sure do.  Remember, David didn't just stun Goliath.  He knocked him out cold, and in an instant!  Maybe at this very minute, God has already fired that rock towards your enemy.  I believe!  Do you?

Psalm 60:12 says, "With God, we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies."

Father, I am praying for those who may be facing a major crisis in their lives.  Remind us that You are the key to victory in every situation.  Although You do work in steps, we know You have the Power for an instant recovery!