by Randy Chambers, 2005-01-01
A number of years ago, my wife and I were experiencing some tough times in our marriage. I was a new Christian and the changes that were taking place in my life created a number of aftershocks within our relationship.
One Wednesday night, after a huge argument, I left the house to go to church. I fumed for the first couple of miles and finally calmed down enough to pray. The radio was playing softly in the background but did not occupy any real part of my attention – at least, not at that moment. My focus fixed on God, and without being able to find anything else to pray, I simply said, "Lord, please do something with our Marriage."
I had no sooner said that than I heard the voice on the radio affirm, "God can work a miracle in your marriage." The pain of the recent argument still clung to me, but somehow I found comfort in those words. Somehow I knew that it would all work out for the best.
The fact is and has always been that God can work a miracle in your marriage. He can work a miracle in whatever area of your life you have need. His miracles may not be a physical parting of waters as such, that your eyes can behold His hand at work. Instead, His miracles can seem to you something even greater – a parting of the waters of your life, a working out of the barriers that separate you from the promised place; the place wherein you will experience healing of broken hearts and the mending of torn lives.
He is still the worker of miracles to them who believe, "to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28 KJV) He is ready, willing and able to help us get through our rough times and rocky roads. He is faithful to go through the healing process with us, and He is more than able to bring the healing we need. He has so much more for us than what we see and so much more to give. His powerful healing ministry on this earth was only a foreshadowing of things to come. His healing of multitudes of those with physical ailments, was outward, and was a picture of a deeper healing of the soul that was yet to come – and certain to reach far more.
Now as for us, we have many miracles in our lives. Seen or unseen? It doesn't matter, really. The fact is that "we know that all things work together for good to them that love God," and this is a continuing work of His in each of our lives.
The miracle He said He would work in my marriage was one I did not fully understand. For I saw it like a work with an end; as though once things with my wife and I were better, that His miracle was done. But His miracle has not ended. He continues to work things to the good for our marriage, as well as other areas of our lives.
What many of us may forget is that "God ain't done with us yet." And I know that makes many of us happy to know that He's not finished with us. His miracles are not a one time fix. They are a continuing process extended from the heart of a caring and loving Father … and we can always find our affirmation in the soft spoken words, in the miraculous parting of waters in our lives today, and every day.