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It seems to me that we all need wisdom during these challenging times. Don’t you agree? Some of us have lost jobs or important contracts. Others have lost relationships due to death or a COVID-19 stress increase. Life has truly thrown all of us a curveball

Oops, I’m afraid that Americans understand the baseball analogy of a curveball, but I’ll need a little help from other English-speaking people from around the world. Can you help me find an equivalent example? Are there any cricket players or fans reading A Miracle Every Day? I imagine you have a culturally appropriate sentence.

This is actually a funny example of today’s principle about prayer: sometimes we all need help, and prayer is the perfect vehicle to acquire wisdom. The Bible says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5, NIV)

I must confess that it seems much easier to get a direct answer from my mentor or a pastor, but neither want to tell me what to do most of the time. My mentor would often say, “Paul, just pray about it and see what God says.” He obviously didn’t get my point because I wanted him to tell me God’s will or direction for my life. But he had a lot more wisdom than me. He knew I had to develop wisdom the hard way and learn to hear from God myself.

The Bible points to something called the still, small voice of God. Elijah had a similar struggle with hearing God: “and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave.” (1 Kings 19:12-13, NKJV)

Moses also sought to hear from God. He climbed a mountain, fasted for forty days, and spoke to the Lord face to face. But Moses refused to move forward unless God led him: “‘If You are pleased with me, teach me Your ways so I may know You and continue to find favor with You. Remember that this nation is Your people.’ The LORD replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ Then Moses said to Him, ‘If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.’” (Exodus 33:13-15, NIV)

I want to encourage you to pray about your choices and tune your ears to hear the voice of God. He will help you tap into the right thoughts and wise decisions that will enable you to thrive through these troubled times because you are a miracle. 

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  1. Katie+Pena. on 03/11/2021 at 12:07 PM

    Thank You Jesus for wisdom. Amen ??

    • Maggie Stalhut on 24/04/2022 at 3:23 AM

      I have a rare Immune Illness, called SCLERODERMA. I am 75_ and Lost My Husband of 56 Years, on January16th 2021. He died, in My arms, and it was such a GREAT BLESSING, to BOTH of Us.
      On April 19th, 2021, I had My 9th operation since July 2018…and
      most likely, will soon be having another.
      2 Days after My Husband died, I turned My burdens over, to GOD, and have not felt an anxious moment, throughout everything.
      THANK YOU GOD, for ALL THINGS, GOOD OR BAD, for each experience, is a ‘lesson learned’, and will be handled, in HIS TIME, and HIS FASHION, ALWAYS.
      PRAISE GOD, for LOVING, this Humble Servant!

      • Adria wafford on 15/09/2022 at 4:45 PM

        This is so beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing. I pray you have that feeling for all the rest of your days. I’m 37, almost 38, and I have recently found my heart in the Lord! I was raised in church and I loved it, but I started to slip away and forget. It wasn’t until my whole life, slowly started to slip away and my health got really bad. My partner and father of my kids had an affair, and I walked away from a job and a few other things after 16+ years! My identity was completely shattered. But I didn’t know He was correcting my path like a loving father would. He saw that I was poisoning myself, and starving my spiritual soul. The things I thought made me happy and identified me were actually things that were temporary. I had to find the eternal meaning and purpose to my life! After my own dad saved me and prayed with me and told me God loves me so much, did I feel this deep part of me being called home. I’d been on a long long journey and was calling the valley I found myself in, “good enough” when I knew it wasn’t. The Lord got me back on my feet, and set my soul on fire in finding that mountain! Jesus is always there and He’s got it the whole way! I pray you will dance and embrace your husband and the Lord will embrace you one day!! Keep trekking and walking with the Lord. Remember some can walk our path with us, but they can never walk it for us!! God bless you and keep you always. To another daughter in Christ, peace be with you.

      • Catherine Green on 20/12/2022 at 12:26 AM


      • Samantha on 22/01/2023 at 11:56 PM

        Oh God bless you Maggie I am so glad you have found great comfort in God and his word he is always good, loving, gracious Amen you brought a tear to my eye may you continue to walk with God in this time and then forever eternally in heaven in the end. My love to you.

      • Rosa Adams on 07/07/2023 at 7:17 PM

        Thank you for sharing, sorry for your loss. And I hope your surgery goes well. God bless.

      • Lizzy on 18/07/2023 at 12:14 PM

        Thank you Jesus for your great wisdom in my life… through the thick and thin I still know that you alone is God and you can change every storm

      • Janine Jacoby on 27/08/2023 at 8:13 PM

        Hi Maggie I’m emailing you from Indiana and I understand what scleroderma is because I have lupus. May the love of our Lord Jesus shine upon you I ask for a hedge of protection around you and for healing in Jesus name You are Not alone Jesus resides in your spirit God bless you.

      • Veronica on 19/10/2023 at 8:09 PM

        Maggie, I certainly understand and appreciate your sense of peace and calm throughout everything you have been dealing with. In a SPAN of time I have buried my husband, my daughter who left behind two small children, my granddaughter and most recently my mom. Then I lost my job and was on the brink off loosing my place to live, but for the Grace of God I still stand due to his LOVING ARMS wrapped around me. I am praying for my son’s return home from prison after his civil rights had been violated in court. I send him scriptures and prayer daily. I too have a sense of calm and peace, which I can only attribute to GOD’s MERCY. Maggie I am praying for you and you continue THANKING GOD and PRAISING his name, as I do!
        GOD BLESS YOU.

    • Nazanin on 24/12/2023 at 4:47 AM

      Amen,????✝️????Thank you Lord ????
      God please protect me,that I can go on and do it together ❤️ ????
      GOD IS THE BEST Hallelujah

  2. ERRAMY on 03/11/2021 at 1:54 PM

    Thank Lord you are my Wisdom… Amen

    • Georgia Miles on 03/11/2021 at 3:00 PM

      Can you listen to the 30 days to spiritual health or is it a book you have to read? I couldn’t tell when I tried to order it— thanks for your words from God every day!!

  3. Judy on 03/11/2021 at 2:38 PM

    You are so uplifting every morning!! Thank you so much for your wisdom and your devotions!

  4. Sharon Garrison-Skinner on 03/11/2021 at 2:56 PM

    I as God for wisdom everyday today November 3rd my whole life changed I wrote up with a smile on my face as a save heart the generational curse is broken I am whole again OOO GOD GET THE GLORY WHAT A SMILING FACE THANKS BE TO GOD ALMIGHTY AMEN ????????‍♀️?❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Georgia Miles on 03/11/2021 at 3:01 PM


  5. Mary Chris on 03/11/2021 at 3:24 PM

    Thanks for your words bro.It means a lot?☺️

  6. Consuelo Vargas on 03/11/2021 at 5:20 PM

    Thank you, I know it’s not a good line, but it comes from the bottom of my heart ❤️,may God gives you good life and many blessings

  7. Janette Maldonado on 26/03/2022 at 4:29 PM

    I have prayed years now for family. I just turned 71…no family. I was raised wrongful, one abuse after another, abandoned yet there were 8 of us, tortured, survived through His Love, still no family. I am very ill now, losing all my facilities…ALL. Yet I TRUST Jesus’s Word, promises and the one I hold on to most is, He is at the Door…nothing matters me anymore but To See His RETURN: His promise ‘I go and prepare a place for you in my home there are many mansions and if I GO and prepare a place I will return that where I am, you may be with Me Also. Even so, come LORD JESUS come
    ..emphases added . Ev

    • Zaydah on 06/05/2022 at 7:47 PM

      Peace and Comfort from above Janette. I won’t say I understand your pain but Jesus does. Hebrews 4:15-16 We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all–all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.(MSG). I decree peace untold upon your heart and mind. I rebuke every evil spirit working against your life. I declare restoration in Jesus name. In Him ALL things, EVERYTHING is possible. Hugs and love.

    • Pst Abu festus on 23/11/2022 at 10:19 AM

      Be strong In thy lord and His might don’t limit God power,He said I will not forsake thee nether will I leave you ,He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all think for and said I will bring cured to your health my brother God will heal you if you can believe.i pray for you now by the name that is above every other name you are heal In Jesus Name Amen ????

  8. Shawn Leonard on 25/07/2022 at 7:21 PM

    Our Father in heaven.
    I pray for myself. I am truly sorry and I forgive my sin and sorry forgive me. Pls heard my text and voice to God. I am really sorry and I want repent of this my new life
    In Jesus name Amen
    Shawn Leonard

  9. Precious trice on 16/08/2022 at 5:39 AM

    For all the founder’s of this website, I just came across it through my Bible app, and it seems and sounds amazing. Keep up the good work. ????

  10. Shanna on 23/09/2022 at 2:04 PM

    I love the Miracle Every Day. It’s like a daily pep talk. Than you for that and thank God for all of you!

  11. John Enitan on 05/10/2022 at 2:38 AM

    My name are John Enitan. These are my prayer point. I have been in a business transaction with an European Bank called Euroexim Bank for an SBLC business worth €300m for the past four months with my European partners . At this point we are facing a challenge. My European partners wants euroexim to write an official letter of Undertaken that if the fee for issuance is paid euroexim will send the swift MT760 to them. Somehow euro exim Bank has refused to write the undertaken. This has created an obstacle. I pray that the Head of Global Sales of Euro exim will change mind and prepare the letter of Undertaken this week for the business to move forward and I pray that the business is successful. I will give God of this altar all the Glory.

  12. Guy Donald jean Pierre on 23/01/2023 at 2:16 AM

    I feel lost

    • Monisa Douglas on 29/04/2023 at 8:37 AM

      I pray that God h lps you find him Guy for he is here and he here’s your prayer just pick a quiet space where there are no distractions and pray ask God to grant you clarity and guidance for where you need to go we are never lost when we have God Guy. So I pray in Jesus name that God be that light that he grants you the guidance of the holy spirit and that you are also protected by the blood of Jesus Christ along this journey in Jesus name also that you find peace and understanding amongst his words as you reach out for him by reading the scriptures that will be guided to you in this path in Jesus name we pray Amen God bless you Guy Donald ????????

  13. Kris Todd on 20/05/2023 at 5:59 PM

    After accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior as a 9 yr old (58 now), God has restored my soul several times over the past 36 years with the latest restoration occurring this past Jan. 29 (2023). I do not believe that my walk has ever been closer with God than it has been for these past three and a half months. God continues to pour out his blessings on me everyday and I am so very thankful for them. I am currently going through a trial (since Feb 22) and God has been with me every step of the way. My wife is trying to divorce me and end our one flesh covenant marriage. Any prayer for God to change my wife’s heart, mind, will and feelings for her to remain in our marriage, along with God removing the spirit of deception in my wife would be appreciated. God has already performed one miracle during this process when 12 days ago he canceled the mediation that was scheduled for three days from now. I do expect God to work additional miracles during this trial. Even though at times I cry out for immediate restoration, he blesses me with strength and patience, and he has blessed me for 41 days in a row with a sense of peacefulness and calmness that I have never experienced to this level before. All the honor and praise goes to God.

  14. Anne on 01/06/2023 at 7:56 PM

    God is forever faithful to His word if only we learn to trust Him. When we trust the authority of His word, He will walk with us the way a good and faithful father walks with his son/daughter. Through the encouragement of the word of God that I hear, read and listen too, through God I have surmounted many problems that came my way both in the physical and spiritual. I have seen God overturned the plans of Satan over my life over and over. I have seen His power push away the hand of evil that came to attack me even in a dream. I have seen God provide for me when am out of job and it seemed like no job was lost at all. Indeed there is just nothing God cannot do when we trust Him. Thank you for being such an encouragement. When we are weak God always know how to direct our path to receive strength and direction from His word. May the Lord continue to shine His face of wisdom on you and give you His lasting Shalom

  15. Nambi phiona on 24/07/2023 at 4:34 PM

    Thanks so much for your encouraging words everyday ????????????????????
    I believe something great is to come out of me

  16. Brian Dooley on 04/09/2023 at 9:46 AM

    I need you, lord, every minute of every day. I pray your kingdom. Come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, and I pray I can be a part of that.

  17. Donna on 10/09/2023 at 10:30 PM

    Paul I am so grateful for your support. I was just getting up and meditating on my family, my children, and my grandchildren and the Lord just gave me a miracle. Oh, we’re all of a sudden. We’re meditating. My granddaughter texted me. Asking me, how are you doing, Grandma? And that was a miracle for me today on September 910.
    I am so grateful for that. My granddaughter texted me. It gave me peace with it myself. Continue playing for me and my children, especially my son. We don’t say hi to I. I’m praying for peace with my son and myself, thank you.

  18. Pamela on 10/10/2023 at 1:50 PM

    Thank you for these wonderful, heartfelt words of encouragement. Whenever I read these words, it’s just what I need to at that time.

    Your are a miracle!!!! ❤️

  19. Franchel Rhines on 14/02/2024 at 5:08 PM

    Thank you, I’m grateful to have such encouraging words to read. I have doubts, but when I read what everyone says and receive a message from A Miracle Every Day, I know I can push through my doubts. I thank God I have joined a community with so much love to give.

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