You may have heard the saying, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” The idea is that people in difficult and traumatic situations turn to God for help. The Bible is full of stories of God performing miracles. Does that mean God still performs miracles today?
Let’s explore what the Bible says about miracles. We’ll also look at some of the most famous miracles and see if there’s any evidence that they still happen today.
What Is a Miracle?
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When most people think of miracles, they think of dramatic events like Jesus turning water into wine or healing the sick. But the Bible defines miracles as “acts of God that cannot be explained by natural law.”
That means that a miracle can be something as simple as a mother’s love for her child or a good Samaritan helping a stranger in need. It can be an answered prayer or a coincidence that seems too amazing to be true.
What all of these things have in common is that they cannot be explained by natural law. They are outside of our understanding of the world and what is possible. That’s what makes them miracles—they defy explanation and show us that God is active in our lives, performing His will in ways we cannot always see.
Examples of Miracles Performed by Jesus
One example of a miracle that Jesus performed is found in Mark 5:21-43. In this story, Jesus healed a woman who had been suffering from bleeding for twelve years. The woman had been to many doctors, but none of them could help her. When she heard about Jesus, she went to him and touched his cloak. As soon as she did, she was healed.
Another example of a miracle that Jesus performed is found in John 9:1-41. In this story, Jesus healed a man who had been blind from birth. The man’s neighbors and family were amazed when he could suddenly see.
These are just two examples of the many miracles that Jesus performed. Jesus is still performing miracles today. If you ask him, he will surely perform one for you as well.
Miracles Performed by Early Church Leaders
One of the most notable miracles was when Peter raised Tabitha from the dead.
Tabitha was known as a woman who always helped others. She became sick and eventually died. When Peter arrived, he commanded her to come back to life. And she did.
This miracle demonstrated Peter’s power and authority as an early church leader. It also showed that God still wanted to work through him and perform miracles.
Are Miracles Still Happening Today?
So, are miracles still happening today? Well, the short answer is yes. Some people may point to stories of miraculous healings or other seemingly impossible occurrences as proof enough that supernatural phenomena is still at work in our world.
Whether or not you believe God is still performing miracles today is largely a matter of faith and personal perspective. Ultimately, the idea of miracles goes beyond what we can measure with scientific facts and figures. Miracles are a reminder that there is something bigger at work in our lives—something supernatural and inexplicable. It’s up to us to decide whether we choose to believe in this power or not.
What Role Does the Holy Spirit Play in Modern-Day Miracles?
The Bible is clear that the Holy Spirit plays a role in performing miracles today. In Acts 4:31, we read that “when they prayed, the place where they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness.”
This shows us that God’s power is still alive and well among believers today – even as we experience miracles of healing and provision. But it’s not always as obvious or dramatic as we might like. That’s why it’s important to remember to ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to help us in our daily lives.
When you pray for a miracle, don’t limit yourself to physical healing or financial blessings. Ask for clarity and insight in difficult times, inspire presence when discouragement looms, peace when anxiety has taken hold, and provision when you don’t know where your next meal will come from. God still performs miracles today in ways both small and large, if only we choose to believe and ask for His help.
How to Recognize a Miracle Today
So how do you recognize a miracle today? You probably won’t see angels descending from the sky or burning bushes, but there are still signs to look for if you believe God is performing a miracle.
First, ask yourself if the event is timely and appropriate. For example, did it happen at just the right time to help someone in need? Did it make a difficult situation easier? Is it making an otherwise impossible situation possible? If so, you might have spotted a miracle!
Second, consider if it feels supernatural or extraordinary. Was it something that you couldn’t explain away with logic or science? Was it something that was beyond your own capabilities or understanding? If so, this could be a sign of a God-given miracle!
Finally, think about the long-term effects of the event. Do you see changes in people’s attitudes or behavior afterward? Does it bring people closer to God and improve their spiritual lives after experiencing this event? If so, you may have found evidence of a modern-day miracle!
Searching for God’s Miracles in Your Life
So, does God still perform miracles today? As we explored, the Bible is filled with stories of God’s miraculous works through the ages. But how do you recognize them in your own life? It may take a bit of searching and reflecting to identify, but it’s worth the effort.
Start by writing down a list of all the events or continual blessings in your life that you can look back on and consider miraculous. These could include answered prayers, healing from illnesses or injuries, or even spiritual guidance or emotional peace.
You can also look for broader signs of God’s presence in your life—those times when your faith has grown stronger and given you hope during difficult times. For example, it could be something as simple as noticing God’s beautiful nature around you and being filled with joy just knowing that He is with you.
The Bible reminds us that God “is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He still performs miracles today in ways large and small if we take time to look for them.
In conclusion, the Bible is clear that miracles still happen today. They may be more subtle than some of the miracles recorded in the Bible, but they are still real. If you are experiencing a difficult situation and you pray for a miracle, God will answer your prayer. Don’t give up hope; miracles still happen today.
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