A Miracle That Cannot Be Delayed (Part II)
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1, New King James Version).
This is the key Bible verse for the “Come and See” devotional today.
The first part of this series of devotionals indicated that some miracles need to happen at once and cannot be delayed. They are repeatable and are often limited to the people of God, as in the case of the Israelites at the Red Sea. The Most High God is consistent concerning His goodness and faithfulness but is not interested in our anguish, suffering or despair. He once said: “for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, New King James Version). This suggests that the miracle you need cannot be delayed because God is fully aware of the distressing implications of deferred intervention. In the Bible we read: “hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12, English Standard Version).
He is always mindful of us even during our trials and troubles. God promised that there is a limit to our trials and that we will be delivered. Apostle Paul wrote: “no temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1st Corinthians 10:13, New King James Version).
You should note that in order to benefit from this timely intervention, you must be a child of God through Jesus Christ. Moreover, you must be actively serving God. All the children of God are called upon to serve and worship Him. In the case of the Israelites, the purpose of their freedom from captivity was to serve God and in return He was ready to remove any obstacle that would prevent them from doing so; thus, he even parted the Red Sea for their sake. The reason for anointing is to serve God and there is a ‘do not touch’ decree on everybody anointed to serve in the vineyard of the Most High God (Psalm 105:15).
When you are serving the Lord wholeheartedly, you cannot be stranded. God will dispatch an instant miracle to ensure that you are not harmed. There is always a miraculous provision that ensures that our God-given assignments and purposes are fulfilled. Miracles are meant to overcome our inabilities and do whatever our strength cannot accomplish. The Bible states: “he who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” (1st Thessalonians 5:24, New King James Version).
The miracle of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after the third day was timely and so was the deliverance of Paul and Peter from prison. Moreover, Peter was saved from drowning because he was able to walk on the water through divine intervention. The instant and timely intervention of the Almighty God is repeatable but only for His people with divine purpose. The Lord will come on time for you!
Let us pray: “Father, by your power and mercy intervene in my situation. Let not my miracle be delayed any longer,” in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
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