By David Jeremiah
“He…supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you.”
In the Gospels, the miracles of Jesus were usually prompted by problems. He turned water to wine because the wedding feast had run out. He healed Peter’s mother-in-law because of her fever. He raised the widow’s son because of the woman’s pitiful grief. He calmed the storm because the disciples were panicked. He fed the multitude because of hunger.
Every miracle begins with a problem, and every problem presents an opportunity for Christ to help us in our difficulty.
God can still perform miracles, but they come in all shapes and sizes. Because of the crowning miracle of Scripture — the Resurrection of Christ — all our problems are in the process of resolving for our good. The backdrop of every believer’s life is the miraculous curtain of God’s grace. He turns curses into blessings for us every day. He protects us when we don’t know it. He overrules circumstances when we don’t even realize it.
Take your problem to the Lord today and ask Him for a miracle—in His timing, in His way, and for the glory of Him who supplies the Spirit to us and works miracles among us.
When He saved my soul, cleansed and made me whole, it took a miracle of love and grace!
– John W. Peterson
David Jeremiah is senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. This editorial first appeared on his daily devotional website.