"Miracles: Part One"

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By: Autumn Sisk


“…With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

Three years ago I had to have surgery which left me with questions about my future (click here for this story). The biggest question was whether or not I would ever be able to have children. I began praying just after my surgery that if God wanted me to have children that I would. The doctors urged me to begin trying to have a family. It seems that when you are waiting on God to answer a prayer, the devil sends doubts, fears, and jealousy.


When I was single, I fought jealousy every time another friend of mine showed up with an engagement ring. Well, while waiting and praying about having a family, it seemed that every person I know had at least one child, if not two!


After two and a half years I sought the counsel of a specialist. After my third visit, she met me with, “I have some bad news for you.” She told me that there was less than a 5% chance that I could ever have a child. Talk about feeling like somebody had just kicked me in the gut!!! I held myself together and walked out of her office, where I cried and prayed. I told God that I trusted Him, and knew that He had it under control. I felt a still small voice say to me, “Autumn, I don’t care what the doctor says. Numbers don’t mean anything to me.” I sort of shook it off as wishful thinking. Later that same night, I had an email from Radical Revolution. It contained the words to the song, “What Faith Can Do” by Kutless. It goes like this:


“I’ve seen miracles just happen,
Silent prayers been answered,
Broken hearts become brand new.
That’s what faith can do.”



I cried again and prayed for help to deal with the situation. I told Him that I wanted His will for me, that I needed Him to comfort me and I asked Him to help me accept whatever He had chosen for me.


To be continued…


Dear Lord, I pray that You would help me trust in You. I give you the desires of my heart and pray for Your perfect will to be done. Thank You, God . In Jesus’ name, Amen.



GO DEEPER:


Ponder: Psalm 30:5, “…Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.” (NIV)



Apply: Today pray for strength to wait on God. Ask God to show you if your prayers are only selfishly motivated.



Read: Rain on Me: Devotions of Hope and Encouragement for Difficult Times by Holley Gerth


Listen: “That’s What Faith Can Do” by Kutless


Share: Have you ever experienced a miracle? Have you lost faith because your prayers have not been answered the way you want? If so, reconsider what you are asking God to do. Are your requests selfishly motivated or out of God’s will?


© 2010 by Autumn Sisk. All rights reserved.


Autumn Sisk lives in Atlanta, Georgia and has been a competitive tennis player since high school. She enjoys leading a Bible study for teenage girls and wants to one day visit Jerusalem. She is addicted to watching and cheering for the Atlanta Braves and also loves watching the Disney channel on T.V. Her favorite Bible verse is Colossians 3:17 because knowing how much Jesus loves her inspires her to live her life for Him.

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