The blind see – a miracle in Kenya
We returned to the city about four days later to look for Joel. We saw him in the distance and walked up to him, hoping against hope. We were all discouraged to find out his eye wasn’t healed. “Why didn’t God heal him?” We thought. We couldn’t understand. Throughout the following week, we spent some time wrestling with questions of God’s faithfulness, His goodness, and even our own ability to control things of God’s Spirit, especially healings.
So many of us struggle with God’s timing. Why doesn’t he give us the answers we’re looking for when we’re looking for them? I don’t know, but we’ve seen his power and next time will be more patient in waiting for his timing to be revealed.
A frequent and pensive question from scores of Christians and seekers who happen to be in the rowboat of my life is this one:
“Why do we always hear about miracles in other countries but rarely see them in America?”
To this my response is the following:
1. You confuse the term “miracle” with only the things “seen”.
2. Our Western culture makes God into an algorithm.
3. We don’t have “faith” unless we can “figure it out”.
Anne Graham Lotz made the statement on a network talk show when asked, “Where was God during the suffering of Hurricane Katrina?” She said: “We have invited God out of our schools and public places through laws and protest. God is a gentleman. he took us up on our request.”
When hungry hearts meet child like faith miracles occur–all in God’s timing.
Thanks for this testimony. It encouraged me this morning Seth.
Gods timing: Years ago the Lord spoke to me about the book of Job. When bad things happened to Job he did not sin. The Bible clearly states, after every bad thing that “in all this Job did not sin”……then came the waiting.
It was during the waiting, the time of silence that Jobs attitude surfaced (which God had to correct when He appeared at the end). It is the waiting that produces rock solid faith in what the Lord has spoken to you.Will you question the Lords words if you are still waiting 10 years later for the promise? God is outside of time, a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years a day.If we live by faith and not by sight then time is irelevant. Moses asked on the mountain if he could see Gods glory…..he only got to see Gods back at that moment in time but 400 years later when Jesus stood with every pore of his flesh radiating the glory of God Moses was there.
Eternity is just a breath away, what is unseen lasts forever.Waiting in our time will cause frustration and doubt so its good to get a “God clock” and go with His time.
Love it! Thank you for sharing this! PRAISE GOD!!!
This was a blessing to read!