How many of us are celebrating miracles that are not our own? We are genuinely happy for them, but this happiness is often clouded by our own disappointment or broken heart.
How many of us, look on and see how those around us get blessed, promoted or receive answers to their prayers, and we continue to wait?
Heb 11:1 tells us “ Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.
It’s hard to believe for things not seen as faith requires, when our lives are filled with IMAGES wherever we turn. Hardly anybody posts an article without accompanying images. We SEE so many wonderful images of other people’s lives (at least those that are sharable), that our lives seem to grey in comparison. A lack of common sense to know that these posts only reflect one side of real life, leaves many dissatisfied with their lives and leads some to depression or even suicide.
We fall into harmful habits like reaching for our phone first thing in the morning to check our FB or other social media updates. We see too much. This is opposite to what faith requires of us. Romans 10:17 says “ faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Living in a “seeing” world which is becoming more and more visually stimulated , then makes it all the more difficult for us to “walk by faith and not by sight” as 2 Cor 5:7 encourages to do.
Our trust in God is eroded every time we look at images or circumstances around us, instead of feeding our faith by hearing from the word of God. This we should habitually do as Faith pleases God.
Everything we touch and see is temporary and will wither and pass away. The word of God is eternal and will never pass away. Jesus himself told us this in Matt 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away , but my words will never pass away.”
We have to make up our minds what on we stand for and what we base our faith on. When we establish the BIBLE as our ultimate authority, when we believe what the bible says, we feed our spirit with the truth of God’s promises. This fills us with a peace that empowers us to wait on the Lord.
1 John 5:14-15 assures us that “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him”
God says that He will not forget you in Isaiah 49:15, “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you”
Meditate on these truths. Read as many versions of these scriptures to make it clearer (Bible apps are great for this). Hold onto these truths and build your faith.God knows when and how to bless you. Miracle or not, He loves you and knows what is best for you.Trust Him when it’s hard and keep a good attitude. Celebrate the happiness of others and find your joy in blessing those around you. Keep your eyes on Jesus, He’s got you.
Have you been looking on at everyone around you celebrating their miracles? How difficult has it been for you and what has helped you while you wait? I would love to hear some of my our insights, so drop a mail to share or even if you would like prayerful support.