March 15, 2022

The God of miracles

So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”  Matthew 20:32

The God of miracles!  That’s who we love and serve!  He is our Father and provider, our protector and our friend.  Right now, you may be in a time that you need a miracle.  You want to see your life to return to peacefulness.  You want to see healing in your situation and in your world.  You want to see the enemy destroyed and deliverance for those you love!

Today’s scripture reading is about two blind men that sat on the side of the road begging each day just to have enough to make it to the next day.  Their outlook was bleak to say the least.  They had no hope for a change in their future and all they could look forward to was the same thing tomorrow.  One day they heard a crowd coming and when they asked what was going on, they were told that Jesus was passing by.  The men began to cry out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us!”  When Jesus heard the men, He stopped and called them to Him to talk with them.  Here’s the amazing thing.  Jesus doesn’t look at the men and see that they are blind and begging and say, here you go, have some provision and healing.  Jesus asks them, “What do you want me to do for you?”  The men ask Jesus for their sight.  They don’t even consider that this is an impossible request.  They boldly asks to be able to see. So, Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes and immediately they were made well.  The blind men are healed, follow Jesus, and glorify God.  All the people there also gave praise to God.

This situation is similar to problems we have today in several ways:

1.            When we have a problem – finances, family, crisis.

2.            We call out to Jesus.

3.            Jesus takes time to listen to us when we call on Him and answers our requests.

4.            Jesus does a miracle.

5.            We praise and thank Him for all the things He accomplishes right in the middle of our predicament and for bringing us out of this time stronger than when we went in.

We may not know how it is going to end, but we do know that we have called out to Jesus and He is asking us what we want Him to do and He is doing it!

Today I want to encourage you if you haven’t already called out to Jesus in your time of distress, do it now.  His response is the same to us, “What do you want me to do for you?”  Let your request and prayers be made known to Him.  Trust that He is the God who does wonders and declare His strength among all people and nations.  Press into God in your time of trial and believe that He is doing a miracle today in your life.

Today’s scripture reading: Matthew 20:29-34

29 Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. 

30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!”

31 Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!”

32 So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”

33 They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” 

34 So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

2 thoughts on “March 15, 2022

  1. thank you. i am currently going through a time of grief and you are filled with so much wisdom about god and Jesus. can you guide me to any specific words or verses in this time of pain? i’m not too knowledgable about religion

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    1. I have been out of town for the last week and haven’t been able to keep up with my writing. I am so sorry to hear of your grieving, but I do know that God’s word tells us that when we call on Him, He answers us. I don’t really consider myself to be a religious person, just someone who lives in a personal relationship with God through the the sacrifice that Jesus made to make it possible for all people to reconnect with Him. He always planned to have a connection with us when He first created people, but when we fell into sin, we broke that connection, not Him. He wants to have a personal relationship with you too. You simply need to invite Him into your life and then begin talking (praying) with Him each day and reading His Word. He has made many promises to you in the Bible and He wants you to know how much He loves you. He is there even when you don’t feel like it. You just have to start the conversation. Here is a short prayer you can pray to start the conversation. Then talk to Him whenever you have the opportunity. I like to keep a running conversation with Him all day long. When I struggle or consider things, I talk to my Father.
      God in heaven, I know I’m a sinner and I need a Savior. I want to turn away from my sinful life to the life You have planned for me. Please forgive my sins, cleanse me from my past, and make me new. I know Your Son, Jesus died for me. I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead. At this very moment, I accept, confess, and proclaim Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior . . . to be Lord of my life from this day forward. I now have a right relationship with God my Father through this salvation in Jesus. I thank You for giving me Your Holy Spirit to guide me and to empower me to do the things that You have planned for my life in Jesus’ name, Amen

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