“Yes,” says the Lord,
“I will do mighty miracles for you,
like those I did when I rescued you
from slavery in Egypt.” -Micah 7:15
The last articles I published on this site are full of some sad realities worldwide, especially related to Ukraine. There is a lot of brokenness in our world, and 2022 has been no exception. If anything, this year has felt just as heavy already. It’s been interesting to me, too, because, at the end of 2021, I had two new books I was working on and debating which to move forward with in 2022. The one I thought I would move forward with was lighter in focus and tone. However, at the end of 2021, I sensed I should go with the other, which is in the editing stage now. It is titled: Navigating Disappointment: Finding Healing in a Broken World. It will speak to what many are going through in a new way this year.
All that to say, I was feeling quite discouraged last weekend after some setbacks and a slow month. However, over the weekend, I was reading the book of Micah. I came across the verse quoted at the start of this article from Micah 7:15, where God promises he will do mighty miracles for his people like he did when he delivered his people from bondage in Egypt. That Sunday, we also sang a song at our church called “Rattle.” A line in the song says about God, “You’re not going to run out of miracles anytime soon.”
This verse from Micah and line from “Rattle” gave me great encouragement in being reminded this is who God is and what he does. If he provided for our most significant and deepest need, the gift of salvation, he will be faithful to meet all our other needs. And it’s not like he is a God who works powerfully only when he saves us. He is a God who continues to work mighty miracles repeatedly in our lives!
While salvation is the greatest gift and most important miracle, other miracles are not any less remarkable. And God is not limited in his miracles! In this verse from Micah, he even promises he will work miracles like when he rescued his people from Egypt or us at our point of salvation.
The first day back in the office this week was one where several things happened all in one day that I had been waiting on for some time. It would be easy, on the one hand, to take them for granted. But considering what I was reminded of on the weekend, they were reminders of God’s faithfulness and ability to work on our behalf as if it were nothing to him! He is unlimited in his miracle-working strength in our lives. He never grows tired or bored with us. He finishes what he begins. He doesn’t forget or move on to other, more interesting, things. He doesn’t take breaks or need to go on vacations.
Let’s continue to trust him to work mighty miracles on our behalf in the present as he has in the past. Past miracles should build our faith and confidence that he will be faithful in the present and future.
I have heard all about you, Lord.
I am filled with awe by your amazing works.
In this time of our deep need,
help us again as you did in years gone by.
And in your anger,
remember your mercy. -Habakkuk 3:2