The Best Part About Receiving Your Miracle
Everyone is waiting on something. Sometimes that is something small, like waiting for a upcoming trip, but sometimes it’s much more significant like waiting for a baby, a spouse or healing.
The reality is that some people get their miracle in an instant and some people, like Colby and I or perhaps you too, have to go on a much longer journey. But the good news is there is always purpose when it takes longer. Sometimes God doesn’t change things because he wants to change the way you see things. He wants to teach you. He wants to refine you. He wants to give you strength. He is more about the process than the end result.
There are so many miracles in the Bible that take place in an instant, like in Luke 7:11-17 , but there are also stories where it takes a longer time to receive the miracle, like the story of Lazarus in John 11. When Lazarus got sick, Martha and Mary told Jesus and asked Him to help. I love Jesus’ response in John 11:4, “when Jesus got the message, he said, “This sickness is not fatal. It will become an occasion to show God’s glory by glorifying God’s Son.” Seriously – wow.
Your wait will become an occasion to show God’s glory by glorifying God’s son.
If you are on a long journey know that it’s worth every day of waiting because in the end, God will be glorified. In the above story, Lazarus was dead, but Jesus knew what the end result would be – which was that his glory would be revealed. There is a reason God gives some people their miracle right away, but there is also a reason people have to wait longer to receive theirs. God’s perspective is always differerent and, it’s always better too. What is more important than the miracle you are waiting for is giving him all the glory when you receive what you are waiting for.
Look at the path you are on and recognize all the good things God is doing in your life. Let him teach you while you are on the journey. Let your faith grow. Start believing. You might not get your miracle the first time you ask for it, but there is purpose when your journey takes a longer time. Rejoice over it, don’t resent it. God will choose when to deliver you, but it’s up to you to seek him while waiting. Just as John 11:40 says, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” The best part about when your wait comes to an end won’t be the miracle you have been waiting for, but it will be that God’s glory is revealed.
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