Fresh Hope – Day 219

Did you know that every miracle starts in much the same way?

I don’t mean that all miracles are the same, but I do mean that more or less every time a miracle occurs it occurs because of one thing.

You would do well to ask what that is, because when you know the answer, you will know whether or not you qualify.

So here it is: yes, the one thing that qualifies you for a miracle is…need.

How many of you in wanting to come up with the right answer, immediately thought the answer would be spirituality or church attendance or more prayer? Surely that’s the qualifier? No.

Every miracle starts with zero, nothing…a desperate need that drives you to your knees.

I wonder how many of us today feel that we  disqualify from God’s help simply because we haven’t got it all together?

Nothing could be further from the truth.

When I was at secondary school, each pupil was asked to read something as part of a speech development exercise.  I was handed a Bible, of all things, and asked to read from Psalm 46.

The first few words I have never forgotten…

‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble’.

God is attracted to and not repelled by trouble.

Whatever you are going through at the start of this day remember: every miracle starts in the same way.

Got trouble with a capital T? Then that’s the very reason you need one today.

Call on Jesus –  He’s waiting to hear from you.

Pastor Mark

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