Need a Miracle?

When all else fails and your family and friends are out of suggestions, there is always Google. I’m not gonna lie. Throughout my life when I’m alone and confused, I type random things into Google such as, “What should I do with my life?” Then I spend the next hour or two scouring through the suggestions reaped by the trusty search engine.

Recently, I found myself on Google doing some research. I was having a particularly bad night and typed in the following: I need a miracle. To my surprise, I immediately found several websites that offered to pray for miracles for free!Need a miracle?” one site rhetorically begs the question. Though some of the webpages asked for donations, most did not. Most of the sites happily obliged prayer requests without any mention of monetary compensation. Just check out Prayers This page simply asks that you spread the word about their site so that others may find them and request miracles too.

I left my prayer request in the comments section where the web host individually prays for whomever leaves one. I wasn’t going to stop there, I needed a miracle, I was no amateur and this was serious; I knew that if a miracle was to occur, I needed to hedge my bets. So I went back to my Google search and found another site Blessed This site has a very nice post about miracles on its homepage. On another page you can write your prayer request and send it to them. “Please send your prayer requests to us. We would like to pray for you!” Well you don’t have to tell me twice, already sent!

I waited a few days but nothing happened. I decided to revisit the site to find out if I did something wrong? Sure enough, par usual, I forgot to read the directions, well in this case, I forgot to read the disclaimer.

My dear friend, sometimes the answer to our prayers is not what we ask for specifically. This is because God knows better than us what we need, and he gives us what we need, not what we want. So, we may find ourselves beating our heads and pulling out our hair because we have not gotten what we wanted, what we thought we needed.

That reminds me of a song…

I will admit to you the sad truth: I was playing dumb, and I’m sure God saw right through my antics. I already knew that sometimes the answers to your prayers come in the form of no answer or nothing happening at all. It is not until months and sometimes years later that you realize why not getting what you wanted this or that particular time was really a blessing in disguise.

I am still pretty bummed about my prayer not being answered in the way I hoped or my miracle not being delivered in the way I envisioned, I know that this too shall pass. Until then, I have my friends, family, and trusty search engine, Google, to rely on and most importantly I will try to remember something a very wise man once said:

You Can’t Always Get What You Want!

Do you have any examples in which you did not get what you wanted and it ended up being a good thing in the end? Please share in the comments section!






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5 Responses to Need a Miracle?

  1. Paul Roese

    if you get a chance watch the series Joan of Arcadia. it hasn’t been on in a number of years but the DVDs are available. i like the way God is portrayed in the series and how he\she can often wise crack. one episode Joan is walking behind God demanding he show her a miracle. God turns and say okay, how about that! she makes a face and replies “It’s a tree.” to which he responds “Yeah. let see you make one.” i do believe that “Big” miracles happen but not on demand and they usually point to something beyond the individual action. Little miracles happen all the time and like the trees are over looked until they are gone. if you think just for a moment about all the things that have to happen in your body and the world just to read this post. as complicated as your body is it’s amazing it works at all. how many processes electrical and chemical have to function just to type or get a cup of coffee. go to a nursing home or hospital where you can see what happens when things even small things stop working. it’s a tonic for sure or should be. the old “I cried because i had no shoes till i met a man who had no feet.” it is also good to recall the warning of the ancient Greeks. “Those whom the gods wish to punish have their prayers answered.”

    • Hayley Rose

      As usual, you make so many thought-provoking points here. Trees are such great reminders of miracles, in my opinion. “Little acorns lead to mighty oaks,” is what a fortune cookie once told me. It’s nice when your prayers are answered in the way you hope but then again it’s more likely that “you can’t always get what you want.”

  2. pastor Thieringo

    prayer request :

    protection,prosperity,healing,wisdom,miracles in finances,miracles in pastor Thieringo’s life in Jesus name .

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about miracles.

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