“What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. With your mighty arm you redeemed your people…” (Psalm 77:13-15).
The God we trust and follow is a God who performs miracles. Sometimes, though, it seems like God doesn’t or maybe just can’t make miracles happen. Sometimes we face things that seem impossible to resolve and overcome. So we wonder something similar to the writer of this psalm, “Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion” (Psalm 77:9)? And whether we are in the midst of a storm where that’s our cry or experiencing smooth sailing, it helps when we recall that our God is a God who does miracles. The psalmist here sets an example for us when he remembers the past miracles of God (77:11-17). In my life, I have seen God perform the miracles of redeeming me of my past and breaking me free from sin cycles, helping me forgive those who betrayed me deeply, reconciling a friendship that I thought was lost forever, and healing me of wounds that weighed me down for years. In the lives of those around me, I have seen God free people from addictions and heal physical ailments. I have seen God turn a life around that seemed on track for destruction. When I remember God’s great deeds, I can’t help but give God praise. Additionally, something inside me also shifts. When I remember the miracles God has done, I dare to ask for more miracles.
In what ways have you experienced God’s miracles? In this month of thanksgiving, I invite you to take some time to remember the ways that you have seen God display power and perform miracles in your life and in those around you. Give thanks for those redemptive moments and then ask God for more!