Signs, Wonders, and Miracles

Day 3 of 3 • This day’s reading

Devotional

The Answer Is Jesus


So far in this plan, we’ve looked at two of Jesus’ amazing miracles: one healing a paralyzed man, and the other feeding thousands of men, women, and children with just a small boy’s lunch. 


But what do these signs and miracles mean to you and me today, more than two thousand years later?


The answer to that question is really quite simple: no matter what situation you face, how big or how small your need happens to be, or how impossible your situation appears—the answer is JESUS.


Because we’re spiritual beings living in a physical world, sometimes in our hearts and minds we allow our circumstances to trump our God. The problems that we’re facing seem bigger than He is. Of course, deep down, we know that’s not really true, but we think, believe, live, and act as though it is.


It’s why we hold on to the little that we have in our hands, rather than offering it all up to God and expecting His mighty blessing. 


And there’s a reason for that. The closer something is, the bigger it seems. 


Sometimes, we feel closer to our problems than we are to our God. But God is not a million miles away. In fact, the Bible says quite the opposite. It says that we are brought near to Him by the blood of Jesus:


“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” – Ephesians 2:13 (NIV)


My friend, look again at those two signs—miracles that point to the power of Jesus, the authenticity of Jesus, the willingness of Jesus to step into any and every situation and make a powerful difference.


He died for you on a cross so that you, who once were far away, could now be close to God every minute of every day. You and I don’t have to shout across a galaxy to communicate with God. The impenetrable wall of our sin that used to separate us from Him is completely removed and destroyed the instant we believe in Jesus.


He is much bigger than any lifelong disability that you need to overcome, or any crowd that you need to feed.


No matter what the problem, situation, circumstance, obstacle, or limitation happens to be in your life, Jesus is there with you. 


He is the answer. He always has been. He always will be.


Life application questions



  • Think about that idea of close proximity. Do you feel as though your circumstances, stresses, and hardships are closer to you than God is?

  • What are the trials, relationships, pressures, or circumstances that are causing you the most pain and anxiety today? List them out and eyeball them.

  • One by one, bring them to God and ask Him to take each burden and fill you with His peace. Ask Him to reset your perspective and help you to trust in His closeness and power.


  


Take a moment to pray: Lord, I pray that Your Word would penetrate my heart in a powerful way today. May I be transformed more and more into Your image, day by day, as I trust in Your miracle-working power to be with me.


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