I started thinking about this after my wife asked me to come upstairs to see her today. She was excited to show me the reports on our website traffic a day after we released our new design. I expected that we’d have a bit of an increase, as we notified all our friends and readers about the new design.
But our traffic more than doubled. In a single day.
Now this may not count as a miracle, but what it reminded me is that God can change your circumstances in an instant. Throughout the Bible, God shows his ability to completely turn around a situation as soon as He acts. Take this passage from Matthew:
“As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
“Yes, Lord,” they replied.
Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; and their sight was restored” (Matthew 9:27-30a).
Just by walking up to them, these two men were instantly cured of blindness. Jesus healed many just by touching or visiting them. The widow in 1 Kings 17 was preparing her last meal and expecting to die, and a visit from the prophet Elijah provided food that lasted for days.
All these stories show that God can change things miraculously and instantly. And it’s an aspect of God’s character on which I cling. I’ve seen situations, addictions and lives cured and restored as soon as Jesus became part of the equation. And I believe God is still able to do miracles. I put my hope in God’s power, in his nature to remain as he has shown himself to be. And as I face situations that seem too hard for me, I hold onto the fact that God can change anything in an instant.