Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. - Jesus, Matthew 17:20
God has powerfully moved mountains in my life. But it’s not always the exact way I thought the mountain would be moved. Sometimes it’s an inner heart restoration that transforms my outlook on a situation and reopens my eyes to the miracles He performs. Have you ever wanted something to happen so badly, but you talked yourself into thinking it’s impossible or maybe you didn’t feel worthy of such a miracle? I’m right there with you sister.
Sometimes we forget as Christ followers that even if we have faith as small as a mustard seed we will see Him move mountains. With that comes trust that His will be done. The difficult part? Sometimes His will and our plan do not match up. When your plan and His will do not match up, that’s when your foundational faith keeps you grounded and your trust that His plan is greater than yours will triumph.
What about when it comes to God performing miracles? Just recently my grandma was in the hospital with severe health complications. The doctors couldn’t even complete the surgery midway through and her body was beginning to fail her. They called for the family to come to the hospital, thinking she was nearing the end of her life. That night I had a conversation with my grandma as if she was standing right there in front of me. I was speaking truth into her and strength over her. I prayed to God to give her the strength and to open her heart to Jesus. Whatever was to happen that night, I wanted my grandma more than anything to trust in Jesus with her whole heart and to know that He is a grace giver and miracle worker. It’s hard to explain but I felt this peace take over me. I knew that many prayers were going up to God for Grandma that night and the weeks to follow.
Day by day, she continued to improve in very small ways but miraculously was improving. This went against what all of the doctors and caregivers were expecting to happen. She is continuing to improve in small ways that actually are considered vast with the state of the situation. It’s a miracle she’s still here with us and I wholeheartedly believe and know that God has had His hand on her throughout her struggles and triumphs. Praise Jesus!
I do believe in miracles as I’ve witnessed them with not only in my grandma but the ways in which God has worked in my own life over the course of many years. Which brings me back to what if His will and my plan do not match up? What if the miracle I am praying for wasn’t, or still isn’t, granted? God could have easily taken my grandma home that night. But the fact that she is healing tells me that she has a very specific purpose for today. I don’t know what the future holds for her, but I know that God has a special plan for her life. My family and I prayed so hard that evening and I know for a fact a lot of people were shown first-hand the power of prayer. Perhaps that was part of God’s will in this?
Maybe you’ve been praying for weeks, months, or even years for something or for someone. Same girl, same. I’m still praying for certain things in my life and while sometimes I do get bogged down by the thought that maybe this is just too impossible for God to handle, I always remind myself that with a little bit of faith and trust in His will, the impossible is made possible. I do believe that He moves mountains and makes a path for miracles to happen.
Nothing is too big for Him to handle. He makes the weak strong. We serve a mighty God with an extraordinary plan for each of us. He is building us up to be His strongest soldiers.
Join me in this journey of trusting in Him and having hope in His promises.
1. I encourage you to read into some of the miracles written in the Bible. I personally love the story in John 6 when Jesus feeds the five thousand.
2. Why do you think faith as small as a mustard seed is so important in the hills and valleys of this life?
3. Remember to pray big. Write down some of those prayers so you can revisit them over and over again, thanking God for the opportunity to pray for such significant things.
You continue to amaze me, Lord. Thank You for being the miracle worker that You are. I’ll be honest, I don’t always understand the ways in which You work but my prayer is to feel comfort in those situations when I am lost and don’t understand Your plan. Help me to find the blessing out of brokenness. My heart’s prayer is to continue to keep my eyes open to the miracles You perform because sometimes I feel blinded by the adversity. I choose to look to You and trust in You, in all circumstances. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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