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Miracle Mondays (He Works It Out for the Good)

dd62d371cd589e766b74bafd0356fd72Hello friends and welcome to another M.M. Today we are going to hear from three lovely ladies. Their stories are wonderful and show that God has a plan for your life, even when we don’t see it.

If you are new here, we always ask three questions for Miracle Mondays.

1. Was there ever a time in your life when you didn’t believe in miracles? If so, how did that change?

2. Do you have a story you can share when you knew God caused a miracle in your life?

3. How did this miracle change your life?

The first person’s story I want to tell you about is my friend’s, Alize’s. She has become my friend over the past two years. We met through a pen pal program. She lives in North Carolina and is 14 years old (Jeremiah 29:11).

Q. Was there ever a time in your life when you didn’t believe in miracles? If so, how did that change?

A.”When I was really little, I don’t know if I believed in them or not. When I was older I realized how God had taken me out of a downhill situation and put me in a better one.”

Q.Do you have a story you can share when you knew God caused a miracle in your life?

A.”Yes, I have a story. When I was really little, I was being raised by my grandmother and my uncle. They weren’t really Christians (as far as I know), so I didn’t have much of a Christian influence. However, when I was around seven, my aunt and (other) uncle offered to adopt me. They are Christians and now I have God’s word in my life, and have had a better life overall. I wouldn’t have if I had stayed with my grandma and uncle.”

Q. How did this miracle change your life?

A.”This changed my life because I now have had the opportunity to be raised with discipline and much better education (homeschooling instead of public).Ā  I have had a much better attitude and have learned beneficial things instead of negative things.”

Wow, this is wonderful. It’s amazing to see how God works everything out in the end. He has a plan for our lives and it will not fail.

The next lady I talked to is Jami. I have talked about Jami already on my blog, but she truly is a wonderful person. Jami is a wife and mother and here are her answers on this topic (James 1:27 and Philippians 4:19).

Q. Was there ever a time in your life when you didn’t believe in miracles? If so, how did that change?

A. “There was never a time in my life when I didn’t believe in miracles. For me, it was more of how powerful miracles are. I have always known miracles were a thing, but I didn’t know they could happen to me or people I knew. I always imagined miracles being tangible things or mostly just the miracles Jesus would do.”

Q. Do you have a story you can share when you knew God caused a miracle in your life?

A.”Yes, I have multiple times where God has used different forms of miracles in my life. One is that I was raised by my grandmother. When I was seventeen, she passed away. I didn’t have much of anything and my relationship with my mother was extremely difficult. A family from my church let me stay with them one night after things had gotten really bad at home. They continued to let me stay with them until they offered to give me a home and a family forever. I truly believe this was a miracle because God orchestrated every step of it. I could not have done or handled the situation without Him, working through each step of the way.”

Q. How did this miracle change your life?

A. “This miracle changed my life is so many different ways. The obvious is having a solid, Christian family to love me forever. They chose me when they didn’t have to, so that changed me. I now would love to do the same for another child one day. My heart for adoption has only grown since my own adoption. I see God’s love in a deeper and more meaningful way than I ever did before. Because God brought together this miracle, I have more empathy for people, love better, and appreciate the miracles and gifts from God in a way I didn’t fully before.”

This is another great story of God’s endless love. When Jami said, “They chose me when they didn’t have to” reminded me of what Jesus did. He chooses to love us even when we don’t give it back or deserve it.

The last person I talked to is my amazing older sister, Samantha. Sam is seventeen years old and is so much fun to hang out with. Here are her answers (Psalm 31:19):

Q. Was there ever a time in your life when you didn’t believe in miracles?

A.”I don’t think there was ever a time in my life when I didn’t believe in miracles.Ā  However, my perspective on the word “miracle” has changed by one major event in my life.

Q. Do you have a story you can share when you knew God caused a miracle in your life?

A.”The definition of the term “miracle” is “an event that can not be explained by the natural laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.” I always thought that a miracle had to be something like, someone being raised from the dead or a girl who has been blind from birth can now see. However, as I mentioned in the previous paragraph, my perspective on that has changed a bit. When I was in the seventh grade, my dad resigned from his job because of some immoral things that were happening. When dad found a job in Arizona, my family and I had to leave our home in Indiana. It was the only place we had ever known and loved. We were sad and struggled for a very, very, very long time with this new and foreign reality God had put on us. Four and a half years later, I believe God turned something bad and hurtful into something good. Something good shouldn’t have come from something bad…in fact, it seems to defy the natural and scientific laws. Yet, what man meant for bad, God meant for good. To me, that is a miracle.”

Q. How did this miracle change your life?

A.”That miracle changed my life because my faith in God grew incredibly strong. I had been a Christian before I moved to AZ, but my behavior and strength of my faith was not what it should have been. When God literally “dropped me off a cliff,” I had to realize it was not with the strength of my own wings that I could fly. He was the strength of my wings; my Greatest Love, who reminded me that I was not forgotten by Him. He was my Comforter in my times of depression and hurt; my Friend in times of loneliness; my All, by whom I could do nothing and could not live without, and my God, who is good all the time. God flipped my world upside down, but He whispered to me, “Trust me.Ā  I’m about to change your life. You aren’t going to like it at first, but I am doing it for your good.'”

Wow. What a great story of how God can take a painful situation and allow it to grow us. Sometimes we don’t see the big picture, but we can see our big God.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read about some amazing miracles God has done in the life of these three wonderful women. I want to say thank you to Alize, Jami, and Samantha for being willing to share their stories.

For all of you reading out there, I want to say to you today, that if you are going through a tough situation, God is with you and He can use it for good. He can take something horrible, painful, and maybe even heart braking, and make it beautiful. Trust God and His plan for your life; He knows what He’s doing (Romans 8:28).

Alyssa Rasor

Hey there! I'm so glad you are here! My name is Alyssa Rasor, and I am passionate about helping you magnify God in every area of your life. I hope you will stick around and marvel with me at how great our God is! Make sure to subscribe and join the fun! Psalm 40:16

2 comments on “Miracle Mondays (He Works It Out for the Good)

  1. Samantha

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be on your blog! I am famous now *shocked face* Haha I’m just kidding. šŸ˜‰ You are doing a great job. You inspire others, and you inspire me with your words of encouragement and faith. Keep writing. šŸ™‚

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  2. Mary J Proctor

    I am so proud of your accomplishment! You have had Christ in your life since day one by fantastic examples. Even though I was a little late in the game, my Christian compass is always on with what I say and do. Miracles are around us and they keep us in awe.

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