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Miracle Mondays (There is Hope)

hope-hands1Hello and welcome back friends! I have to be honest, it is quite a “miracle” that this blog is being posted today. These past few weeks have been difficult for me, but God is good. He provided the encouragement I needed to write this blog out for you all. So let’s get right into it.

If you are new here we always ask three questions:

1.Β  Was there ever a time in your life when you didn’t believe in miracles? If so, what changed that?

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 I talked to is one of my very good friends; her name is Ava. Ava is 13 and lives in Indiana with her family. Ava has a pretty cool story and I am excited to share it with you (Job 5:9).

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

A. “There has never been a time in my life when I didn’t believe in miracles. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to realize and appreciate the little miracles that God performs in my life every day.”

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

A. “The biggest “Stand out” miracle that has happened in my life was when my grandpa had a blockage on his heart. The day the doctors found it, they went into surgery. The blockage was so bad that he was basically a “walking heart-attack” and if he had had a heart-attack, he would’ve died. The only reason the doctors found the blockage is because he was trying to get cardiac clearance to have knee surgery! If he wouldn’t have tried to get the surgery, he would never have known how bad things were with his heart.”

Q. How did this miracle change your life?

A. “My grandpa is alive and well! Like I said, there’s so many little miracles that happen in my life every day that I am so thankful for. It reminds me that God is always working in my life, even though I might not realize it.”

What a cool story! It so amazing how God works everything out in the end. Praise God for doctors and medicine.

The next girl is also one of my best friends; her name in Mikayla. Mikayla is 15 and lives in Arizona with her family. Here is her story (Matthew 15:31).

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

A. “No, not really. I just thought they didn’t happen anymore. At least not in lives of an average person!”

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

A. “Yes, I do. I used to be SUPER shy. So shy I wouldn’t talk to people outside my own family. I was even quiet with my family.Β  Then I met some people who just kept talking to me even though I barely responded to them for a whole year! They pulled me out of my shell and became some of my closest group of friends.”

Q. How did this miracle change your life?

A. “It changed my life because it gave me friends who accepted me as I was, but didn’t stop pushing me to put myself out there a little more than what I was comfortable with.”

This is great! It’s amazing how God can use certain people in our lives to bring out the best in us. God is on the move, we just have to be watching.

The next girl I talked to is Faith. Faith is basically my long lost twin!! It’s kind weird..and funny at the same time. Anyway, Faith is 15 and also lives in Arizona with her family (Ephesians 2:10). IF YOU ARE PRONE TO SELF HARM OR SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, PLEASE READ THE NEXT PARAGRAPHS WITH CAUTION.

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

A. “Yes, there was, and not too long ago. At the moment it’s hard to put into words what changed my mind. I think it was because I started to trust God and get help.”

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

A. “Just last year I started my self harm. This year is when it got out of hand and I let my thoughts and emotions take control over me. I was in so much pain that I tried to overdose and ended up passing out. I remember after my mom found out, I kept hearing the word, “Peace”. When I went into therapy, the woman asked me, “How many pills did you take?” I said almost 12, but didn’t finish. She said it was truly a miracle that I didn’t die. One thing she said that hit me hard was,”God must really have something for you here.” At that point, I was in tears. Everything works out one way or another, and yeah, it may stink to go through, but trust me, you’ll live.”

Q. How did this miracle change your life?

A. “This miracle changed my life because now I’m seeing God do more and more in my life. I’m still in the process of trusting Him but I definitely have a stronger relationship with Him now.”

This is such a relatable story for so many people. I can tell you right now, Faith, you are going to change the world and give hope to so many people. I love how this situation brought you closer to God.

I would like to thank Ava, Mikayla, and Faith for being willing to tell their stories and let me share it with every one! I am so glad God allowed me to meet every single one of you.

To all of you out there who are wondering is there hope? Does life have meaning? I can tell you, if there’s one thing I have learned after doing all these M.M., God values you and your life. You are God’s beautiful creation and He loves you more than you could ever know. Search Him and you will find Him. He’s waiting for you; there’s hope (Psalm 62:5 and Psalm 25:3).

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

1 comment on “Miracle Mondays (There is Hope)

  1. Sarah Thieneman

    Great job ! As a grandparent raising a granddaughter after all sons is difficult challenging but rewarding all in one but to raise her with self worth and to teach her the value of waiting for the one I will have to say is not easy at all the pressure at young ages are crazy! It’s okay to say no to more than drugs ! To be different and the value of her body !

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