Diane Epling

The Relationship Between Faith and Miracles

Diane Epling

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When I speak of the “relationship” between faith and miracles, I’m referring to your connection with God and how He works to strengthen your faith through miracles. This connection is profound, intertwining your relationship with God, the depth of your faith, and the miracles you can invite God to manifest in your life. Even in modern times, despite our human limitations, we have the potential to experience God’s miraculous blessings. In Matthew 17:20, God says, “Because you have so little faith. Truly, I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” If you believe God’s Word is as relevant today as it was in ancient times, then this promise still stands. Our words, prayers, and faith allow God to manifest His miracles in our lives. 

I don’t know about you, but I take great comfort in knowing that God already has miracles just waiting for us to believe in and claim. Our commission is not only to believe in God but to “BELIEVE” God and know that He is a God who keeps His Word and performs His promises in our lives. That’s called having faith! When we surrender everything, we allow God’s miracles to flow freely, and through His miracles, God reveals His love for us. 

It’s sad that people, even Christians, believe that miracles are a thing of the past. It’s upsetting that many Christians put more faith in science and medicine than in God. That’s like believing more in creation than in our Creator. To me, believing in God means believing He makes all things possible. If science grounds your faith, what about those things that happen without logical or scientific explanation? Where do you find your truth if not by your faith in God? Even though miracles show us God’s power and glory, they are not the main story. God blesses our lives with miracles and signs to emphasize and prove the truth in His Word. This is evident in Sarah’s story, which is told in Hebrews 11:11 NIV. And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered Him faithful who had made the promise.God desires our total dependence, but many of us try to fix the situation ourselves and only surrender to God after we’ve made a mess of things. Wouldn’t it be much easier to step aside and let God provide for us in His perfect timing through His miracles? In Deuteronomy 10:21 NIV, God reveals to the Israelites, just as He does to us today, who exactly provides every miracle and wonder we experience. He is the one you praise; He is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. God wants us to know that the world cannot take our hope or steal our faith, and it cannot be given credit for God’s powerful manifestations in our lives. We open ourselves to incredible possibilities when we surrender our hearts to Him. In Luke 18:27 NIV, Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” I believe in God and His promise to increase my faith through His miracles, signs, and wonders. What about you?

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