Yes, we love God, we pray and talk to Him. We read in His word to learn more about Him and His heart. The New Testament talks several times of healing those who are blind, deaf, mute, have leprosy, crippled, demon possessed, and even resurrecting from the dead!
I’ve never thought about it until now, but we could lose our focus. What do I mean by that? I mean we are focusing on the miracle, rather than God. If we are focused on the miracle, we may get frustrated or upset. What if the miracle doesn’t happen? What if prayer is answered differently than what we expect? What if it isn’t God’s will? You see, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment. Instead of focusing on God and His goodness to us, we are focused on human expectation, our own desires.
Isaiah 55:8-9 says, My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
You see, God knows us way better than we know ourselves. He knows what we need and the things that we desire. He longs to give us good gifts.
Matthew 7:9-11 says, “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So, if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him.”
Does God want you to share your heart and expect the miracle? Of course! But how about we keep our focus on God, His compassion, goodness, faithfulness, love, mercy, grace, etc…I mean without these qualities in our loving Father, would we even get the miracle? Would we have even received the greatest miracle of all?
John 3:16-17, “For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.
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