I wanted to learn what the Bible said about miracles…
Because although, I desire to see a miracle, I struggle with what they are how to make them happen. That statement sounds really selfish. (That should’ve been my first clue).
I searched in the concordance at the end of my Bible for the word “miracle” and I wrote down every verse that mentioned the word, so that I could learn more.
As I went through each verse I had written down, I noted the verses that stuck out to me.
Many verses in the Old Testament told me that God had done a lot of miracles in the past and we shouldn’t forget them.
Most of the verses attributed miracles to faith. It also pointed out that lack of faith = lack of miracles.
This is where I’ve been stuck… when I was pregnant with Levi, we started getting bad news that progressively got worse as the pregnancy went on. Family, friends and even strangers prayed with us and believed for a miracle. I had felt like my faith was stronger than it had ever been.
I had clung to verses that spoke of how just a little bit of faith could do so much (Matthew 17:20, Mark 9:23), but the reports continued to get worse, and in the end, my little boy went to be with Jesus.
Sometimes it seemed like a miracle didn’t happen because my faith wasn’t strong enough.
As I continued looking at the Bible verses on miracles that I had written down, none were really helping me understand. I was praying for a revelation… and then I read the very last verse on the list:
And God confirmed the message by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose.Hebrews 2:4
God had used signs, wonders and miracles in the Bible to confirm the truth of Jesus.
It’s funny how sometimes you’re getting nowhere when reading the Bible and then all of a sudden… EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE! Lol
Yesterday, I had been grappling with a similar question and I read Psalm 115:1 which says,
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness
It’s a great verse and I clung to it, but it didn’t seem to answer my question. When in actuality, IT DID!
It’s all for the glory of God. Yes, faith is necessary for miracles. Yes, miracles still happen all the time.
No, they are not for my glory or pleasure. They are for His glory and to confirm that He is very real and active in our lives.
Jesus was accredited my God through miraclesActs 2:22
When Jesus did miracles in the Bible, it was to show the people that He was the son of God. It is the same for miracles done today.
I may feel like God should’ve healed my son, but the truth is that God knows and sees so much more than I do.
God is still moving in our world today and Jeremiah 29:13 tell us that if we seek him wholeheartedly, then we will find him.