A servant was cutting a tree by the Jordan River. The ax he was using fell into the water. "But as one was felling a beam, the ax head fell into the water; and he cried, and said, Alas, master; for it was borrowed. And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. Therefore said he, Take it up to thee, and he put out his hand, and took it." (2 Kings 6:5-7) This was a miracle that defied the law of gravity and nature. What a wonderful caring God as He revealed that nothing is too hard for Him and nothing is too minor for Him to be concerned about. There are so many places in the Bible where God speaks into circumstances.
I had spent a couple of weeks trying to get a section of the garden sprinklers to spray properly and could not get any pressure. What is wrong I wondered? I tried everything I knew to do and was feeling a bit frustrated. This was all new for me as I had never had to do these things in the past. "As I stood there I spoke out loud, "God You could make this so easy if you just would." I started walking up the hill and wondered why I was walking up the hill and what I was doing. I knelt down on the gound and started digging in the dirt with my bare hands. I uncovered a waterline and coupling, took it apart and saw the screen was clogged. After cleaning it I put it back together, covered it up and turned the water on and it worked great." I marveled at what God had done and was amazed at what I was doing. He used this circumstance to show me that He does abide in me and that He will take control if we just surrender to Him.
There have been many times when God has done miraculous things in my life., when circumstance said I could not do something and God showed me He could. Here is just one more example. I was waiting for approval of a loan and did not have money for my bills that month. I received a check in the mail for $2,800.00 from a source that had previously declined to pay me. Amazed and wondering what happened I decided to call the company. They informed me that the file had been transferred to another department and they issued the check based on the information contained in the file. (Journall 11, pg. 26) God had done it again. He is always faithful.
When circumstances look bad we are to: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you." (Matt. 7:7) and "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Pro. 3:5) Our own understanding and Satan will tell us things are impossible but nothing is impossible for God when we trust Him. I can not began to tell you how many times my circumstances have been changed when I have prayed, listened and watch with expectancy. If God will change my circumstance He will also change yours. Maybe God has changed your circumstances or that of others. Many have not recognized the hand of God and call it luck, chance or coincidence. I have come to believe that there are no coincidences in my life. God told me that my life is His, therefore, I believe He is in control and has a purpose for everything I do and every one that is in my life. He is either using me or blessing me even if someone is just passing through. How about you? If we want God to continue working in our lives we need to give Him the thanks and praise recognizing that His hand at work is speaking into our lives. I believe it is prayer and faith that brings blessings and changes our circumstances. He is the all sufficient God and wants us to know that He can turn things around.