God Doesn’t Owe You A Miracle
Too often people like to say “when I see a miracle or evidence of God, I will believe”. This attitude is usually the sign of a very prideful person who is on a bullet train to Hell. For someone to even imagine that God owes them some proof of His existence or miracle adequate enough for their approval so that they will allow Him to save their soul is insanity. God is clear in the Bible that His creation is enough to show His existence to people:
“20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” Romans 1:20-21
A lot of times people are awaiting that “great miracle proof” and end up falling for false televangelists and other wolves in sheep’s clothing. They have a misconception in their mind that a miracle of God must be an overwhelming and immense display of supernatural power. Are you this way?
Have you ever stopped to think that you may have experienced miracles in your life even though you believe that you have not? Maybe that time you misplaced your keys God was clouding your memory so that you would leave your house 5 minutes later and avoid being hit head-on by a semi truck not stopping at an intersection. Did you ever think that maybe God healed your body of cancer before you even knew that you had cancer? Did you ever imagine that God may have re-directed a stray bullet that should have struck you in the head? You could have unknowingly been in contact with someone with a cold and by God’s mercy He killed those germs before they entered your system to spare you getting a bad cough. These are all big miracles that happen all the time yet people take them for granted because they lack the “shock and awe effect” since God performs them without your knowledge. We should thank God for these miracles everyday, the fact that we wake up is a miracle.
“8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: 9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:” Job 5:8-9
God performed the biggest miracle of all time when Jesus was raised from the dead. This is the miracle that we must believe in. Yes, God does perform incredible miracles today that do have the shock and awe appeal that many look for, but He does it on His terms. We are to believe in Jesus and not make it all about us. Those who feel that they are owed a “Red Sea splitting miracle” for them to believe in God are the ones whose god is actually themselves because they are putting themselves in a position to judge the God of the Bible. Jesus was merciful to Thomas when He doubted the resurrection but it was to teach us a lesson:
“27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:27-29
Jesus calls us to humble ourselves and believe in Him, regardless if we are blessed to see a supernatural spectacle miracle or not. It is not on our terms it is on His terms. We need to thank Jesus for the miracles He does for us every day without us even knowing and have our faith in Him for salvation.