God’s Way is the Best Way (Miracle Mondays)

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Hello, everyone! Welcome back to another Miracle Monday! I am excited to be sharing another amazing story of God’s great power and providence (Isaiah 55:8-9).

If you haven’t read a M. M. before, we always ask three questions:

  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 story change your life?

Today you will be hearing from a friend of mine I know through my theater group. She is 18 and lives in Arizona with her family. Here is her miracle story (Ephesians 1:3-14):

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

A. “The summer after I became a Christian I didn’t believe in miracles. In fact, I doubted God loved me.”

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

A. “My Papa had a cardiac arrest while I was at my grandparent’s house the summer after I became a Christian. I didn’t understand why God would take my Papa (a strong atheist) away if He loved me. My mom encouraged me to not doubt God just because something bad happens. She explained that God can use those times for His good.

For two weeks my entire family prayed for him to make it through. The doctors said there wasn’t a chance as he had already been through two open heart surgeries, was a heavy smoker, and an alcoholic. My Papa was everything to me though. He taught me how to build, been at all my events, and was always ready to put a smile on everyone’s face! My pastor, family, and friends came to the hospital to pray with my parents for my Papa.

After two LONG weeks, my Papa was released from the hospital! None of the doctors could explain it, other than he was a ‘cat with nine lives.’ I knew it was much more though. God had performed a miracle and let my Papa come home. After a week in physical therapy, he was able to come home!

Even after he went through all that, he still wouldn’t believe in God. I had no doubt in my mind that God was real and that He does perform miracles. He has a plan and loves me.

Fast forward and this event became a HUGE part of my testimony. He had asked us to not talk to him about God anymore but he still wanted to be around us. We showed God’s love through our actions and he asked what made our family. We just had to laugh and say, ‘You’re not going to like our answer, but God is the only reason we are different.’

A couple of years later, he lay in bed and we knew our time was limited with him. When we went over there to spend time with him, I felt the Lord tell me to share my testimony with him. I told myself I couldn’t do it. I sat down to watch T.V. to get my mind off of it, when my mom asked me if I wanted to talk to my Papa alone.

I slowly walked in there, pulled up a chair, and just sat there quietly for a minute. Then I just started talking to him about everything I could think of, other than my testimony. Finally when I couldn’t think of any other topics, I felt the greatest nudge of all to tell him my testimony.

I turned to my Papa and told him I knew he’d asked us to not talk about God but I wanted him to know that he was a part of my testimony. Before I knew it, I was pouring out my entire testimony; when I had finished we both sat there in silence. Then he said that he understood now and also wanted to become a Christian! I was overjoyed and ran out of the room to grab my parents. We all prayed with him and two days later he died.”

Q. How did this story change your life?

A. “I look back and realize that God took me through those hard times in order to make me who I am today. God is growing me in ways I never thought possible. Whenever I begin to doubt God or question why I am going through a hard time, I look back and realize God has a plan.

He knows that I might be able to help someone else someday or that I just need to learn to trust Him. Either way, God is in control and I need to remember to trust Him.”

Thank you to my friend who shared this with me! I know your story will help someone reading this today.

What a great reminder that His ways are higher than our ways. He works everything out for our good and all we need to do is to believe and trust in that promise (Psalm 52:9).

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

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