We pray. We hope for a miracle. Then in our doubt and fear we go straight to negative expectancy.
Why do we do this?
I suppose it is part of being human. Some might call it common sense. I know personally it happens when I choose to focus on pure logic rather than trusting God. And when I am tired. Nothing puts me into a place of doubting and not trusting more than a bad night's sleep.
Now, that's not to say there is anything intrinsically wrong with using common sense.
Or in drawing on logic, research, and the experiences of others.
And the reality is that like it or not we are indeed human.
But if we are going to pray fervently for a better outcome than any of those devices bring us to then we need to allow space for God to act in the midst of our fear and logic and common sense. Because God is God. Omnipotent. More powerful than we can ever begin to full understand.
Let's hold sacred that space in the middle. The place in which God can move in ways we are unable to envision.
Trust God. Believe in miracles.
And here's a tune to remind you and perhaps make you smile in my choice. I Need A Miracle. (note my fave Bruce Hornsby on keyboard!)
Yes - see - even when I'm serious, I can throw in a bit of silly!
Love and hugs to all.
Mark 4:40 (NLT) Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Jesus calms the storm - kinda like that photo at the top of this post! Full text at this link.)