Have you ever prayed for a miracle? If you and I want to experience the wonder working power of God, we must tell Him our needs. It sounds simple, but how many times do we really ask God for specific help? How often do you pray for a miracle but expect no response? Maybe we think the Lord is too busy with global issues to care for our concerns. Nothing is further from the truth. God is not distant, too busy, or absorbed by other challenges to hear our petitions. God has given us His promised Presence to see us through. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Ps 46:1).
Those who abound in hope are those who understand the power of prayer. We can petition God anytime, anywhere, and any place sharing our sorrows and joys alike. “Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer” (Ps 4:1). Praying through the pain is a practical step toward living big and experiencing the miraculous. No matter what we face, we should never stop praying. Even Jesus prayed frequently.
We don’t have to feel bound by circumstances. Talking with God has no boundaries. Even when the words won’t come, the Spirit of God understands and interprets our groans and fills our hearts with hope. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).
The next step is to watch and see how God responds. Many times we feel as if our requests go unheard and our needs unmet because we miss God’s response to our prayers. After we ask God for help, we should watch and anticipate God’s answers. Many times God shows up in the practical things of life—help from a friend, a reimbursed check in the mail, or a job offer from an unexpected source. God will always deliver on His promise to those who trust and seek His provision. He is there to guide our decisions and offer us comfort and security even in the most chaotic circumstances. Our only response is to rejoice in His great mercies.
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