#122 - I Am Skeptical About Miracles
Volume 1 - Prayers to Love God
Dear Father, I am skeptical. You long ago set up laws, systems, and processes. You now sit back and watch Your world do what You engineered it to do. Life and nature continue to happen as You designed them to millennia ago. Father, many believe that all science needs to do is to understand Your laws, systems, and processes, gather historical and current data, and our computer programs can forecast what will happen next. Father, this same belief impacts how we look at people. Historical data suggest there is a ## percent chance a homeless person will ever get off the street. Social programs A, B, and C are only twenty-five percent, thirty-seven percent, and forty-one percent effective helping a person turn from drug or alcohol addiction. Statistically speaking, it may be a waste of time to help an addict. Father, I act like You are a spectator, watching the affairs of this planet with a bowl of popcorn on Your reclining chair. You aren't engaged with the events taking place on earth. You don't get involved. You allow natural laws, systems, and processes to control individuals, groups, families, communities, and nations. This belief is going to impact my prayer life. Why ask You for anything when You aren't going to alter the process? Why get involved trying to help someone who is struggling with addiction because time and chance are controlling their destiny? Father, You are the God eager to break through the routine and do something extraordinary. You are the God of miracles. Is the absence of miracles simply our lack of belief in them? Do miracles happen only when we have faith that they will occur? Father, I want to believe You can do the miraculous in any situation I or someone I care about may be in. Give me the faith I need to believe in divine intervention so that You can use me to move mountains and transform lives in unbelievable ways. I don't want to be a skeptic anymore. Yes, You can heal an addict no matter how much the odds are against them. Amen.
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