Not Your Turn For a Miracle

I was driving in the car the other day when the song “Even If”by MercyMe came on. I heard these lyrics, and they sure did hit home:

They say it only takes a little faith

To move a mountain

Well good thing

A little faith is all I have, right now

But God, when You choose

To leave mountains unmovable

Oh give me the strength to be able to sing

It is well with my soul

My friend’s husband recently passed away. He was 27 years old and had an aggressive, inoperable brain tumor. Another friend’s husband in his early 40’s  passed of the same thing a year and a half ago. Both had been fiercely prayed for, and both outcomes did not end up how anyone had hoped. Wives, children, and family members are now left with a huge hole in their hearts.

Why didn’t God give them a miracle? Has God ever not given you your miracle?

I don’t have the answer for this, and I don’t think I ever will. People can go mad trying to decipher the why’s in a situation like this. But what I do know is that even though we may not understand why things don’t always turn out the way we hope, as long as we have even a mustard seed of faith God can work in us and through us. 

Sometimes the most heartfelt prayers aren’t meant to be because what God has done, but rather what God hasn’t done. 

God never promises that our plans are the same as His. In fact, it is said several times in the Bible that God is the only one in control of our lives. Believing in that truth I cannot tell anyone why God does what He does. But I can tell them that if we seek Him in these dark times, we can also sing out with confidence, “It is well with my soul.”