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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

Do We Really Believe

Sometimes I find myself holding back what I want to share because I think others may think it is crazy. It usually has to do with something that I believe God is showing me or has done. I believe in miracles and I believe they are around us every day, all day. I believe a blooming flower is a miracle. I believe planting a seed and expecting something to grow is a miracle. I believe that beautiful beach is a miracle. The sunset is a miracle. But when it is something about me it is harder to believe that a miracle will come.

In the Bible, Gideon said he had heard of God's miracles but he really hadn't seen any. Why wasn't God doing miracles for him? If God wanted to use me, wouldn't He prove it? If He called me to serve Him, wouldn’t He make it obvious? Where is our trust? When things don't happen in our time table then we think we have a set back. God is just getting things in order to set us up! We just have to trust Him as we wait and thank Him for what He is doing! Joseph was betrayed by his brothers, sold into slavery, falsely accused and thrown into jail and he still trusted God!. God blessed him for it!

Psalm 37: 7-8, "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." We are to choose patience when we experience delays, difficult situations and frustrations and that shows we are trusting God. Jesus has given us the ultimate gift - salvation! He owes us nothing. We are already blessed to be alive today. We are miracles created by God. Paul was shipwrecked, beaten, whipped, and stoned and he counted it a privilege and trusted God through it all. Paul believed God would provide and we have to also! While you wait, trust in Him!


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