Mysteries to Miracles

by Christina Rose

You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and my intricate outside, and wove them all together in my mother’s womb, I thank You, God,  for making me so mysteriously complex!  Psalm 139:13-14 TPT

When we learned our first baby was on the way, we were not prepared for how dramatically our lives would change. When pregnancy complications arose, requiring bed rest, I became downright grumpy. I felt guilty for being impatient and thought if only I could see my baby’s face, then I would have more peace in the waiting. Our baby’s identity remained a mystery for nine months; then a miracle happened when our daughter finally arrived. She was exquisitely perfect and beautiful in every way.

If I had had more faith, I would have trusted that not only did God create my baby, but he was able to perfectly knit her together in my womb. God is the father of miracles, and when we can’t see an outcome, or circumstances look impossible, we can remind ourselves of all the miracles God has done in the past and continues to do today. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation”  (Hebrews 11:1-2 ESV)

The Israelites also became grumpy in their journey with Moses out of Egypt. In their forty years in the wilderness, God miraculously provided for their needs while strengthening their faith.  “The Lord went ahead of them.  He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire.  This allowed them to travel by day or by night”  (Exodus 13:21 NLT).

When the Israelites became trapped between the Red Sea and the advancing Egyptians, God supernaturally parted the seas so they could safely cross. When they grumbled about having no meat, the Lord sent millions of quail to rain down upon them; in the mornings he covered the ground with a bread they called manna. When the Lord commanded them to move from place to place, they settled at a camp that had no water and complained again. The Lord heard them and provided water out of a rock!  “ I will stand before you on the rock at Mount Sinai. Strike the rock, and water will come gushing out. Then the people will be able to drink.” So Moses struck the rock as he was told, and water gushed out as the elders looked on. Moses named the place Massah (which means “test”) and Meribah (which means “arguing”) because the people of Israel argued with Moses and tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord here with us or not?” (Exodus 17:6-7 NLT).

At times, we may feel tested like those weary Israelites who wondered if the Lord was still with them and if they would ever reach the promised land. They may have wanted to quit many times, like I did when I was sent on a wilderness journey seven years ago.  The testing was so severe,  one day on my prayer mountain I cried out, “God, why are you doing this to me? When will it end?”

He gave me a vision of mountaintops around the world with many people praying, and I heard, “I’m about to shake the world! Many will lose everything and that is where they will find me. I will restore everything greater than before. Share the good news.”  

When we face a mountain so high that it makes us weak in the knees, we must fall on our knees and pray. When God answers us with a vision that seems impossible, and we ask ourselves, “How in the world will this happen?”, we must remember that we are not of this world. “They do not belong to this world any more than I do”(John 17:16 NLT). With God anything is possible. “Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible” (Matthew 19:26 NLT).

Life is full of mysteries that are a setup for miracles to display God’s glory, such as wondering who will our children be? What will the future hold? Who will be joining us? When we become impatient with an “Are we there yet?”, we can remind ourselves that our father in Heaven goes ahead of us, just as he did the Israelites. The Lord provides for us and strengthens our faith as he leads us to the greatest miracle of all.  

Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 NIV

This article is brought to you by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA).

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About the author: Christina Rose is an author, trainer, and speaker certified by the John Maxwell Team of Leadership.  She is a DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution) whose ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War. She is a world traveler, surfer, foodie, cappuccino- loving chocoholic and a devoted mom to kids and dogs, as well as auntie to many nieces and nephews who live around the world.

Christina’s book, My Appeal to Heaven, is her story.  With her young family on the verge of falling apart, Christina finds herself in a desperate situation with no resources other than herself.  After appealing to heaven, the Lord takes her on a journey of awakening, redemption and restoration. Christina hopes her story will encourage others who are in need of hope and freedom.

Join the conversation: Has God ever changed what seemed impossible in your life?

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6 thoughts on “Mysteries to Miracles

  1. Great reminder, Christina! Loved: Life is full of mysteries that are a setup for miracles to display God’s glory

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  2. Christina, thank you for that devo! I was particularly impressed that God told you He was going to shake the world. In March of 2020, just before the pandemic hit, God flashed a picture on my mind of Him shaking and twisting the world. (I’m a visual/tactile learner.) I knew He was telling me He was getting ready to shake the world as never before. I pray for revival!! It’s good to know He has told the same message to others who are listening to Him. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Christina, I loved your words: “When we face a mountain so high that it makes us weak in the knees, we must fall on our knees and pray.” Thank you!

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