This may be somewhat of a weird introduction to this week’s episode, but I almost missed my miracle, which is why I’m saying to you, “Don’t Miss Your Miracle”.
Well, my story began about 4 years ago, when my husband broke his ankle after he slipped on the ice. Being the man that he is, not knowing that it was broke, decided to cinch up his boots real tight and walk on it for TEN whole days. As I casually passed by him and saw that his ankle was rather swollen, we realized that there may be a problem. I’m sure it was a first for the x-ray tech, when we told him that he had fallen 10 days prior, but MIRACULOUSLY the ankle healed without surgery.
At this point you may be wondering why I’m telling you all of this, but stick with me… About six weeks later, however, when my husband went for a follow up on the ankle, and it had begun to swell again and the swelling never when down. Now one of his ankles is almost twice as big as the other and now somewhat disfigured (a pic is posted on my personal FB page on 12/11). After going to several doctors, with no viable medical solution other than reconstructive surgery, so the past 4 years, my prayer was for the swelling to go down and it look normal again, but it didn’t.
So, your question is how is this a miracle? Because what I had failed to realize was that every doctor that we visited was astounded that my husband could even walk at all and without excruciating pain. I’d “Missed the Miracle, because it didn’t look the way that I thought it should. Everyone’s situation may be different, and this may not apply to you, but for some of us, The Holy Spirit wants us to know that we may be looking at our Miracle and just NOT realize it. This is only one of my life examples, but I am sure that there are many others.
EPILOGUE to my story: By God’s Grace, my husband has worked as a security guard for the past 25 years and continues to work security 8, 10 and sometimes 12 hours a day. Remember, I said that the ankle has been swollen for the past 4 years, and for the past 3 years, the Lord has blessed him with a post that he is able to sit, with minimal walking. Only the Lord could grant us such Favor.
My prayer is that your prayers are answered, and your miracles happen, but it just may not look the way you thought it would…
Trust in the Lord and do good.Psalm 37:3-4
Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart’s desires.