“Who is like you – majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” Exodus 15.11
Most of us believe that God works wonders –after all, this must be within his capability or he would not be God! We are surrounded by many of God’s wonders – he sustains us and the world – but could there be more? There were plenty of wonders in the ministry of Jesus, and he foresaw his work carrying on after his death. However, it is these wonders that we are not so certain about, and you may struggle to believe that God will work wonders on your behalf. It may be that you do not consider yourself a worthy recipient of such wonders, or that there are plenty of people in far greater need than you. However, by thinking in this way, you are putting the focus on yourself rather than him. He is the God who works wonders; it is about him and not you.
There is a moment recorded in Matthew 9.27-31 when two blind men approached Jesus. The question he had for them was not about their condition or why they were blind, but rather, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” His question seemed designed to lift their eyes off their condition and on to him – the one who worked wonders and wonderfully met their needs.
In the end it comes down to attitude. Too often we approach God with an unspoken assumption: “I don’t suppose you’ll do anything about this but I’ll mention it anyway!” God is not ashamed to be known as the one who works wonders. This is who he is, so recognise it and turn to him.
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