There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a burning bush. – Exodus 3:2

When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed. – Joshua 6:20

Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever!  My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; — Daniel 6:21

One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. – John 5:5. 

At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. – John 5:9

I remember hearing these stories read and preached in Sunday School and in the church services I attended.  Never have I even thought to doubt them or question them.  When I talk to many people today, they simply dismiss the Bible and say, “Well, the Bible was written by men,” or “It has been changed so many times.”  In a nutshell, they are saying, “I don’t believe it.”  

Here is what I have doubted, though:  I have doubted that God would do something big and miraculous for me.  In my most desperate times, I’ve gone back and read the stories.  I wish I could say that I did it with 100% confidence and in full faith, but I’ve prayed with the amount of faith that I had, “God, You showed up for them . . . will You show up for me?”  

Sometimes, He showed up exactly like I hoped He would.  But other times, He showed up in just the most unexpected of ways.  He has answered prayers in ways that I could not have dreamed up on my best days.  

Often when I’m witnessing to people who refuse to believe in Jesus, I will speak of the wonderful things that have happened in the Bible.  The person and I usually agree that we are glad all that happened to them, but what does that have to do with us?  Will God do it for us?  I usually make my best attempt to simply get them to say this prayer, “God, if You are real . . . make Yourself real to me.”  Then, I trust that He will . . . in His time, in His way.

At a men’s group meeting where only 4 people showed up last night, I listened to two stories of where God showed up for two men in their lifetime.  I don’t know that I’ve ever been as captivated as when I was listening to them tell their stories. 

What could possibly be the reason for all these stories?

I think it is so we might believe that all things are possible.

Lord, You have done the impossible in my life.  You changed me.  You made it so that I want to do good things I once despised.  You made it so that I hate sinful things I once loved.  You did this in Your time and in Your way.  I am so thankful.  You are so good.  Continue to mold me and make me after Your will.  There is and never will be another like You.  Show some people today who have not placed their trust in You that You will show up for them.  Amen!


About wednesdaymorningdevotional

I am just a nobody from Salem, South Carolina. I have been a math teacher now for 23 years. I have been publishing devotionals every Wednesday morning for about 10 years now. Thanks for stopping by.
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