How many miracles does it actually take?

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“…’How many wonders have I done before their eyes, and they still do not trust Me!'” (Numbers 14:11, HFA, translated from German)

Have you ever read this passage in the Bible? God is speaking to Moses about the Israelites’ faith, and I can just imagine the disappointment He must’ve felt. What hadn’t He done for the people of Israel? He had freed them from slavery in Egypt, provided them with food in the desert, and parted the sea before their very eyes. Yet, they still wandered away from Him and questioned His plan for them. If you’re like me, your thoughts towards them as you read this passage might be “What’s going on? Can’t you trust God already?!”

It’s easy to get frustrated with the Israelites, but in fact, aren’t we just like them?

I, like the Israelites, have experienced many miracles, and God has even saved me from death several times. Nevertheless, I’m currently struggling with doubts because one of my eyes is causing me problems, and I wonder if it will ever heal again. 

But you know what? As long as we remember God in all things and keep fighting to do so, we have the opportunity to change something about our situations. Do you know what “fight” means in this context? It means “to stand intensely against something.” Doubt is human. That’s why we have to fight against it—intensely. What does “intense” mean? It means “concentrated, strong, fierce, continuous.” In other words, focused and strong!

When this eye problem started a few days ago, I came upon this well-known verse: “I look up to the mountains. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord. He is the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalms 121:1-2, NIRV)

Do you see the connection between the verse in Numbers and this Psalm? Both refer to eyes and the line of vision:

1. “How many wonders have I done BEFORE YOUR EYES…!”—my friend, remember what He has already accomplished before your very eyes!

2. “I look UP…”! —while you wait for the next miracle, look up in confidence!

I encourage you today to give God all the glory! As you do so, you’re also laying a foundation for His next WONDERFUL work. Because your God, who has done these miracles, wants to do more of them for you! Just open your eyes and look up! :-)

You are a miracle!

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18 Comments

  1. Debrita on 22/06/2022 at 11:35 AM

    Amen!!!!

  2. Glen on 22/06/2022 at 12:28 PM

    Amen!
    Great message today.

  3. Nadine on 22/06/2022 at 1:07 PM

    Even so Lord we believe that Your healing will overflow over her eyes. Thank you for all of the miracles You have bestowed upon us. Help us to always celebrate Your greatness.

    Amen

    • Déborah on 22/06/2022 at 2:08 PM

      Thank you for your prayers, Nadine! And yes, let’s celebrate His grateness ALL THE TIME! Blessings to you!

      • John on 22/06/2022 at 2:30 PM

        Amen! May I continue to look up with confidence Lord Jesus focused and strong!!



    • Zandile on 22/06/2022 at 3:29 PM

      Amen, Lord help me lift my eyes on you , only you God.

  4. Richard Dixon on 22/06/2022 at 1:36 PM

    Really enjoying your devotionals and enthusiasm. Praying that God miraculously held your eye!
    Richard

    • Déborah on 22/06/2022 at 2:09 PM

      Thank you so much, Richard! Be encouraged by God’s word over and over again as he gives you more and more insight on his love for you! 😃

  5. Silvia on 22/06/2022 at 2:10 PM

    Glória a Deus! Amém 🙏.

  6. Kimberly Wright on 22/06/2022 at 2:58 PM

    AMEN‼♥️

  7. Andi on 22/06/2022 at 3:30 PM

    My health is failing, I think Jesus is taking me home piece by piece lol I like you have almost died many times one horrific time while I was 9 months pregnant by the father of my baby, all the blood vessel in both eyes were blown, I lost 2 teeth, but I never moved my hands from my belly last he twisted my head and crack my vertebrate later in years I need to have my spine fused. I yelled your killing me then he let go. I was 18. Jesus saved me

  8. Jyoti Swarankar on 22/06/2022 at 7:40 PM

    Hi Deborah, wonderful message today! Thanks for this great reminder.
    I need to consider what He has already done & then again lift up my eyes to Him for help & rescue.

    Have blessed day! ❤️

  9. Christine Parker on 22/06/2022 at 7:44 PM

    Amen! Great and uplifting message. Thank you.

  10. Leah R on 22/06/2022 at 8:27 PM

    Thank you for this. Often times I put limits on God’s power. He created all things and He is all things!

  11. Ngeniswa on 22/06/2022 at 10:07 PM

    Dear Deborah,
    Thank you very much for these verses, Glory be to God.

  12. Veronica Marie Jones on 24/06/2022 at 5:18 PM

    Loved the Message Focus on God and Trust Him.

  13. Veronica Marie Jones on 24/06/2022 at 5:22 PM

    I pray to Our Father God by in the name of Jesus he heal your eye sight woman of God completely.

  14. Katie+Pena. on 25/06/2022 at 2:02 PM

    Thank you Jesus Amen.

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