“You are the God who performs miracles; You display Your power among the peoples.” Psalm 77:14 (NIV)
When we walk through times of adversity, we often have our eyes focused on the problem we face rather than the God who allowed the circumstance. Believers facing trials need to remember that God is always in control. He has a divine purpose and plan, loves us beyond measure, and nothing is impossible for God.
When Moses led God’s people out of Egypt, the Father provided a miracle of escape by parting the Red Sea (Exodus 14:22). The sun stood still at Joshua’s command (Joshua 10:12-14) and three Hebrew children sent to a fiery furnace by King Nebuchadnezzar remained unharmed (Daniel 3:23). Wonders of God are written in the old and new testaments of the Bible. They serve to remind us of the power and might of our God.
Struggles can hinder our walks with God by distracting and discouraging us. Disbelief can wander into our thoughts causing us to question the love of God. This is when we must ask God to open our eyes and show us the many wonders in our everyday lives, be they ever so small. The wonders may include a thriving child who was born premature and near death. A miracle may be the cancer that mysteriously disappeared after a group of prayer warriors lifted up the cause with petitions and thanksgiving. Could the restoration of a marriage be a wonder, as well as the return of a prodigal son who found the grace of God? Consider all the flowers that raise their heads in the spring.
May God grant you spiritual eyes to see the many wonders all around you. Per the request of Elisha, the Lord opened his servant’s eyes so that he could see the mighty spiritual battle in their midst. God’s army far outnumbered the physical army Gehazi so feared. You may be facing tribulations that have you shaking in your boots, but God’s army is beyond your imagination in its power and size. Trust in the Lord and He will deliver you from every snare set before you.
“Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” 2 Kings 6:17 (ESV)