Reconcilation

Lesedauer 3 Minuten

In every good friendship or relationship there is also a quarrel. It is important to come back to reconciliation afterwards. In my work , I have often seen how children argue, but also how quickly they reconcile and are not resentful at all. They meet as if nothing had ever happened.

It is usually different among adults. I know stories where families or friends become alienated due to an argument, break off contact, often stop talking to each other for years and avoid each other. The consequences of irreconcilability are bitterness, hatred, strife, broken relationships and breakups. I think that’s very bad and a shame, because it doesn’t have to be that way. Reconciliation is possible. Stories of reconciliation are wonderful. I’ve seen a friend make up with her mother-in-law after years. Together with a friend, we encouraged her to take the first step, to forgive and to offer her mother-in-law an offer of reconciliation. We prayed for her and with God’s help it was possible to re-establish relationship with each other.

Obstacles to reconciliation are mostly pride, arrogance and not giving in – wanting to be right. But instead it is better to try to see everyone through God’s eyes, not just to look at their faults and weaknesses.

“Do not do anything out of controversy or ambition, but be humble and respect others more than yourself!” Philippians 2: 3

Forgiveness comes before reconciliation. Forgiveness frees our heart, we can let go of negative feelings and put situations and people into God’s hands so that we are no longer burdened. If we have forgiven, we can make the other person an offer of reconciliation and, in the best case scenario, there will be a happy ending – reconciliation.

The most beautiful story of reconciliation that I know is that between God and man. Jesus came to earth to reconcile us with God. Out of love for us humans, he takes the first step towards us. He loved us first. Because there is something that separates us from God – sin. Jesus died for our sins on the cross and thus restored the access – the connection to God. If we believe in his sacrifice for us, we are reconciled to God and the relationship with God is restored.

“Through his death on the cross in human form he reconciled you to himself in order to bring you back into the presence of God and to make you holy and flawless before him. Colossians 1:22

“Christ is the atonement for our sins, not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world.” “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be atone for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

“But be cordial and friendly to one another and forgive one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” Ephesian 4,32

“So we are now ambassadors on behalf of Christ, because God admonishes through us: so we now ask on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God.” 2.Corinthians 5,20

Jesus’ wish was unique. He wanted to bring his children home. The Bible has a word for this desire: reconciliation. (Max Lucado) Reconciliation is the inner healing of our hearts through the love of Jesus. It is not the outward acts of baptism, confirmation or communion that reconcile a person with God. Reconciliation lies solely in repentance and conversion to Jesus Christ. (Walter Mauerhofer). Now an eternal friendship, eternal reconciliation, eternal peace and eternal love is established between God and man. If God looks at us in his Son, he cannot help but be gracious to us. (Johann Friedrich Starck)

You are worthy

Lesedauer 5 Minuten

In Wikipedia, self-worth is defined as follows: “Self-worth (also: self-esteem, self-confidence,) is understood by psychology to be the assessment that one has of oneself.” Psychologists assume that our identity is shaped by a mixture of genetic predispositions and social environment. But how do I rate myself, based on which criteria? How do I feel about myself? The image I have of myself has developed in the course of life, based on my experiences, based on what other people spoke into my life and has also been defined by comparing me with other people. But comparing things did more harm than good to my self-image, because there is always someone who is more successful, more beautiful, braver, more intelligent, funnier, more creative, etc. than me. This increases dissatisfaction, tension and the feeling of not being good enough. There was pressure to perform, because the value I gave myself was dependent on the recognition of people. I always wanted to please everyone and found it harder and harder to say “no”, even if something was overwhelming. When I got to know Jesus and invited him into my life , my self-worth changed as I let him give me my worth.

God’s love for me is indescribable, incomprehensible and overwhelming. I was created uniquely, a one-of-a-kind, a marvel of God.

Isaiah 53: 4: You are precious in my eyes and I love you!

“I thank you for being wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, and my soul knows it well. ”Psalm 139:14

I can “be”. God loves me the way I am. He knows my heart. He also knows my limitations, my mistakes, my weaknesses. His love is unconditional and constant. He thinks much more of me than I do myself. He trusts me more than I trust myself. He finds me valuable, regardless of what I do. God has given me gifts and abilities that only I have. That’s why I don’t need to compare or measure myself with others. Image result for what god thinks about me It is my goal to recognize how God meant me and to live in his destiny for my life. I can only recognize myself as God meant me when I open my heart and meet him, when I ask him in prayer and he puts an answer in my heart. I no longer want to live to please other people, but to please God. My identity questions: “Who am I? Why am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? ”received an answer in Jesus Christ. I am a beloved daughter of God, I was created to be in fellowship with God, to live in relationship (that is my destiny), God is my Creator and after my death I will return home to God the Father. My identity is in Christ.

You are our father. We are the clay, you are the potter, and we are the work of your hand, Isaiah 64: 7

God shows us his love in his word, there I can meet him, get to know his father’s heart. The word of God, the Bible is a love letter from God to us humans.

God doesn’t love you because you are so precious But you are valuable, because God loves you so. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

That I’m worth in your eyes exceeds my feeling and understanding, but your promises are more reliable than my fickle feelings. And if it may be a long way until I learn to see myself, I still know: You have countless possibilities to share in your good thoughts about me. (Prayer by Antje Sabine Naegeli )

My self-worth today is determined by the truths that God Himself speaks about my life. Little by little, in a constant process, God shows me the life lies that I believed, exposes the negative evaluation, the thoughts that the enemy tries to persuade me and replaces them with the liberating truth of God.

I know everything about you. (The Bible, Psalm 139: 1) I know when to sit down and when to get up. (Psalm 139.2) All your ways are known to me. (Psalm 139: 3) Even the hair on your head is numbered. (Matthew 10: 29-31) Because I made you in my own image. (Genesis 1:27) I knew you even before you were received. (Jeremiah 1: 4-5) I chose you when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1: 4, 11) You were not a mistake. (Psalm 139:15) I determined when you should be born and where you would live. Acts 17:26) You are wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14) I formed you in your mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13) I have been misrepresented to you by those who do not know me. (John 8:41) I am not far away and angry, but the perfect expression of love. (1 John 4:16) It is my desire to shower you with love. (1 John 3,1) Simply because you are my child and I am your father. (1 John 3,1) I offer you more than your earthly father could ever do. (Matthew 7:11) Because I am the perfect father. (Matthew 5:48) Every good gift you receive comes from my hand. (John 1:16) Because I take care of you and meet you in every need. (Matthew 6: 31-32) My plan for your future is always hope. (Jeremiah 31,3) Because I love you with everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31,3) My thoughts about you are innumerable, like the sand on the seashore. (Psalm 139: 17-18) I sing about you for joy. (Zefania 3.17) I will not stop doing you good. (Jeremiah 32:40) Because you are my most precious possession. (Exodus 19: 5) Enjoy me and I will fulfill the wishes of your heart. (Psalm 37: 4) For it is I who have put these wishes into you. (Philippians 2:13) I can do more for you than you can imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) You can do everything through me, who makes you strong. (Philippians 4:13) For I am your greatest encouragement. (2 Thessalonians 2: 16-17) I give you ability. (2 Corinthians 3: 5) I give you strength and prudence. (2 Timothy 1,7) I am also the father who comforts you in all troubles. (2 Corinthians 1: 3) You can rely on me in every need. When your heart is broken, I am close to you. (Psalm 34:19) Like a shepherd carries his shaft, I have carried you by my heart. (Isaiah 40:11) One day I will wipe every tear from your eyes. (Revelation 21: 4) I stand by you. My abundance is immeasurable. (139.17) I will satisfy your deepest longing. I give you love that drives away fear. (1 John 4:18) I answer you and free you from all your trouble. (Psalm 34: 5) I am your father and I love you as much as I love my son Jesus. (John 17:23) For in Jesus my love for you is revealed. (John 17:26) He is the perfect image of my being (Hebrews 1,3) And he came to prove to you that I am for you and not against you. (Romans 8:31) I am the water to the thirsty. And to tell you that I don’t blame you for your sins. (2 Corinthians 5:19) Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled to one another. (2 Corinthians 5:18) Through Jesus your debts are forgiven. (Ephesians 1: 7) You are good enough through Jesus. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Jesus’ death was the deepest expression of my love for you. (1 John 4: 9-10) I gave everything I love to win your love. (Romans 8:32) I never want to think about your sins and evil deeds again. (Hebrews 10:17) If you accept my son’s gift, you accept me. (1 John 2:23) I am your comforter. Those who stick to my son will not be convicted. (John 3:18) I called you by your name. And nothing can ever separate you from my love again. (Romans 8,38-39) You will find protection with me. (Psalm 32) I am the light in the darkness. Your prayers are on my mind. (Acts 10: 5) Out of love I have determined that you are my child. (Ephesians 1: 5-6) Accept me and I will host the greatest celebration. (Luke 15: 4-7) I have always been a father and I will always be a father. (Ephesians 3: 14-15) I give you living hope. I ask you: do you want to be my child? (John 1:12) Follow me, I will save you. I’m waiting for you! (Luke 15: 11-32

Under gods protection

Lesedauer 2 Minuten

Such an umbrella is a good thing. On the one hand, it protects us from rain and also from heat. The raindrops bounce off him and we stay dry. On hot days we find soothing and relaxing shade under an umbrella. To protect ourselves we have to stay under the umbrella.

In our everyday life we ​​find ourselves again and again in situations where we seek and need protection. When difficulties and challenges arise, we are happy to find a safe place where we can find security and refuge. How do you go through the storms of life? Do you have an umbrella with you that you can open up and stand under? . If we walk through the rain without an umbrella, we get wet. If we lie in the sun without an umbrella, we get sunburn. Likewise, when we go through life without a protective umbrella, we are exposed to various dangers. An umbrella cannot stop rain, sun, challenges and difficulties, but we feel secure and protected under it.

My refuge, protection and shield that I always have with me is God. I rely on him as it is written in Psalm 91: 1:

“Whoever sits under the umbrella (protection) of the Most High and remains under the shadow of the Almighty, speaks to the Lord: My confidence and my castle, my God in whom I hope.”

I’m fine under God’s umbrella, I can stay calm even when storms are raging around me, because I know that he is holding his protective hand over me.

“You surround me on all sides and hold your protective hand over me.” Psalm 139.5

God’s umbrella is infinitely large and there is room for everyone. Whoever entrusts his life to God puts himself under his patronage. Everyone who decides to sit under his umbrella and stay under his shadow is safe. Everyone who stays in the presence of God, stays close to him, stays in touch and in relationship with God, finds refuge.

“With you I am safe, protected in every danger and surrounded by the exultation of salvation.” Psalm 32: 7

“Lord my God, I look to you with confidence, I seek protection from you” Psalm 141: 8

“You are my protection and my shield, I rely on your promise” Psalm 119:14

“Yes, God his way is perfect, Yahweh’s word is unadulterated. He is a shield for all who seek protection from him. ”Psalm 18:31

“He protects you with his wings, you find protection under his wings. His loyalty is a defense and a shield. ”Psalm 91: 4

“Yahweh is good, a safe refuge in times of need. He knows those who seek protection from him. ”Nahum 1,2

God says: He loves me, that’s why I want to save him. He knows my name, so I will protect him. ”Psalm 91:14

Wealth

Lesedauer 2 Minuten

The definition of wealth is abundance of material or spiritual values. When something is valuable to us and we hang our hearts on it, we call it wealth. These can be very different things in our life, e.g. material wealth (money and goods), beauty, health, family, friends, work, leisure time, talents and much more.

What we hang our hearts on ,determines and defines our life, we align ourselves with it. Wealth promises security and happiness, e.g. a lot of money = financial security. Often we strive for certain things or want to achieve this or that, because we think that our happiness depends on it.

The Bible says we should be careful of what we hang our hearts on. Far too often we focus on wrong goals, on things that basically cannot fulfill us, make us rich or happy. Jesus speaks of treasures on earth and treasures in heaven.

“Do not collect riches here on earth, where moths and rust devour them or thieves break in and steal. Rather collect your treasures in heaven, where they cannot be eaten away by moths or rust and are also safe from thieves. For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be! ”Matthew 6: 19-21

All treasures and riches on earth are perishable, treasures in heaven remain forever. What does Jesus mean by treasures in heaven?

I believe the treasures in heaven are the gifts from God that we receive when we turn our lives around him, our hearts hang on him first of all. Through the connection, fellowship with Jesus we collect treasures in heaven, yes I would say the relationship with Jesus is the greatest wealth we can have as humans, worth much more than a lottery win. His unconditional love, knowing he died for me on the cross, bore my sins for me and forever reconciled me with Heavenly Father, that is a treasure that fills my heart with peace, joy, hope, confidence. This love of his is an immortal treasure and wealth that nothing and no one can steal from me.

Jesus has many treasures in store for me. I can read his word and the bible and get to know and meet him through this.

“I rejoice in your word as one who finds great treasure.” Psalm 119,162

“Your instructions are my treasure; they fill my heart with joy.” Psalm 119: 111

“Happy is the one who trusts in you.” Psalm 84:13

“Prosperity comes through God’s blessing; your own effort does not make it greater.” Proverbs 10:22

“If you get riches, your hearts will not be attached to it.” Psalm 62:11

Change of perspective

Lesedauer 3 Minuten

In our life we ​​look at different circumstances, situations from our own perspective. Sometimes our views are bogged down, we are convinced of something, and our point of view is only one-way. But often we need a new perspective, something that helps us see things in a different light.

A few days ago we celebrated Easter, the resurrection of Jesus. This event was such a change of perspective. On that day darkness became light, defeat became victory, and death became life. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared and met several people. The encounter with the risen One revealed God’s perspective on what was happening to them.

There were Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James, who stood crying by the empty tomb. They were full of sadness and fear. They thought Jesus was dead until they met him in a gardener.

We also read about the two disciples, Cleopas and his friend, who were on their way home from Jerusalem to Emmaus when they met Jesus in their disappointment and hopelessness. It was only when he broke bread with them that they recognized him.

In the same way he appeared to his 11 disciples, who left the tomb horrified and terrified (Mark 16.8). He showed himself to them in the midst of their desperation.

Thomas, one of the disciples, was in a perspective of doubt and disbelief. It was only when he laid his hands on Jesus’ wounds that he could believe.

Peter also had an encounter with Jesus. He had slandered Jesus three times and felt himself to be a failure. Despite his weakness, Jesus approached him and asked him the same question three times: “Simon Peter, do you love me?”

Saul also experienced a change of perspective on the way to Damascus. He was a bitter enemy and persecutor of the Christians, until suddenly a light shone around him and he heard the voice of Jesus, whom he was persecuting. It was a life changing event in his life. He became Paul, who with great zeal, preached the good news among the people and became a believer of Christians.

An encounter with Jesus transforms and gives a new perspective. Not only then, also today, Jesus wants to meet you and me, in our everyday life, in our circumstances and life situations. Jesus is risen, he lives. He loved us first and he always takes the first step towards us humans. He wants to be close to us, to meet us. He proves his love when he died on the cross for our sin. Through his sacrifice we are reconciled to God, and through his resurrection we have eternal life. God gives a new perspective. Sadness and disappointment become joy, where despair reigns hope arises. Doubt and unbelief have to fade away, new faith arises. In failure and weakness God brings new strength, hatred is conquered by love.

We can ask ourselves the following questions:

  • Where or in which area of my life do I experience disappointment or sadness, where do I need new joy?
  • Where I feel desperation, where do I need new hope?
  • Where am I stuck in doubt or unbelief and need new faith?
  • Where do I feel weak and in failure and need new strength?
  • Where do I need love that conquers all hatred?
  • Where did something in me die and need to be brought back to life?
  • Where do I see the end and need a new beginning?
  • No matter what it is and what we need, that’s exactly where Jesus wants to meet us and give us a new perspective, God’s perspective.

This new perspective, this love of God in our hearts turns night into day, brings light into every darkness, makes a new beginning out of every hopeless situation. An encounter with Jesus changes our hearts. By believing in him we become children of God and his spirit lives and works in us. Thereby we become bearers of his love and as children of light we can pass on his love and his light to our fellow human beings. We can tell about Jesus, pray for people, live charity so that many more people can meet Jesus.

Quotation: “But when Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he first appeared to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven evil spirits” (Mark 16: 9); Another biblical passage in John 20: 11-18

Quote: “And they came to him and took hold of his feet and fell down before him.” (Matthew 28: 1-10)

Quote: “As they talked and discussed one another, Jesus approached himself and went with them.” (Luke 24: 13-35)

Quote: “The disciples were glad that they saw the Lord.” (John 20: 19-23)

Quote: “Because you have seen me, Thomas, that is why you believe.” (John 20: 24-29)

Quote: “When it was already morning, Jesus stood on the bank.” (John 21)

Quotation: “At last of all he was also seen by me as an untimely birth” (1 Corinthians 15: 1-8); Another biblical passage in Acts 9: 1-19

New strength

Lesedauer 2 Minuten

There are days when we feel full of power and strength. We are motivated to achieve our goals and we tackle everyday tasks with ease and joy and we succeed in everything. However, some days we are weak and powerless, tired and without motivation.

There can be several reasons for this, maybe our balance between activity and rest has become unbalanced, we lack sleep or we have an unhealthy diet. It can also be that certain circumstances make us tired and keep our thoughts busy.

In order to regain our strength, we can pay attention to a healthy lifestyle, eat healthily, get enough sleep, move regularly and pay attention to what thoughts we give space in us. We can ask ourselves:

Who or what gives me strength?

Where can I recharge my batteries?

What strength do I live from?

When I lack strength and power, it helps me keep reminding myself that God is my strength. By believing in Jesus, the Holy Spirit and thus also his power lives in me. I don’t have to cope with my tasks on my own, God gives me his strength. Even when I am weak, God is my strength

. “My grace is all you need! Because it is precisely when you are weak that my power works especially on you ”2 Corinthians 12: 9

“Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might” Ephesians 6:10

I can say: “God, you are my strength!”, “Jesus you are my strength!”

“But we carry this treasure in fragile clay vessels, as we are, so that it becomes clear that the supreme power comes from God and not from us” 2 Corinthians 4: 7

I can come to God and let Him strengthen me again and again. Spending quiet time with him, a walk with God to find peace again, communicating with him and reading the Bible, as well as praise and worship are my sources of strength and filling stations.

“But those who wait in the LORD get new strength, that they soar with wings like eagles, that they run and not get tired, that they walk and never tire. ”Isaiah 40:31

Peace in the storm

Lesedauer 3 Minuten

The sun doesn’t shine every day. Every now and then it can be windy, stormy and uncomfortable. The clouds cover the blue sky, it gets dark, cloudy and cold. Severe storms can also be dangerous and cause damage, e.g. B. floods, mudslides, hurricanes, lightning or hail.

In our life, too, we often go through stormy times. We experience difficult times, circumstances and crises that cloud our view. Situations that are uncomfortable and threatening for us. The current situation around Corona is also like a storm that mixes everything up, one wave after another hits us. Many people struggle with uncertainty, doubts, fears, worries or hopelessness.

However, we do not have to become the playball of the waves in our storms of life and be helpless at the mercy of them, there is a way to keep calm and peace in the midst of difficult circumstances. I found this calm in the storm through community, my relationship with God. There is also a story in the Bible about a storm in which Jesus was on a boat with his disciples:

Jesus stills the storm

“When evening came, Jesus said to his disciples,“ We ​​want to go to the other side of the lake. Jesus was already in the boat. So the disciples released the crowd, got into the boat with him, and drove off. Several other boats went with them. But soon afterwards a violent storm arose and high waves pounded the boat until it was almost completely full of water. Meanwhile, Jesus was sleeping in the back of the boat with his head on a pillow. In their desperation they finally woke him up and shouted: “Teacher, don’t you mind that we perish?” Jesus woke up, threatened the wind and commanded the water: “Be silent!” Shut up! ‘Immediately the wind died down and there was a deep silence. And he asked the disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith? ”Fearful they said to each other:“ Who is this man that even wind and waves obey him? ”

If we take Jesus with us on our ship of life, if he is our captain, if we believe and trust in him, we must not be afraid. Jesus has everything under control and he can work miracles at any time. Wind and waves obey him. We will not go down with Jesus in the boat. We can fix our eyes on him, ask him for help, and let him help us. We can keep our peace because God is with us and leads and guides us through the storms. God is greater than any storm that threatens us. We can find our rest in God, be hopeful and confident. It is our foundation and gives us support. Jesus brings us to the safe shore. He is the anchor in need.

“To know what an anchor is, we need the storm” Quote from Corrie ten Boom

Storms also have their positive sides. They make us aware that we cannot do everything on our own and that we need a savior. When we get weak, God is our strength.

“My grace is all you need. My strength is shown in your weakness ”2 Corinthians 12: 9

The storms also make us grow in faith and in our relationship with God.

When my heart trusts in you and look at your love I find peace, I find peace can I defeat storm and waves In the midst of turbulent times Your presence will always be with me. Even in the greatest uncertainty with you is peace always. My troubled heart becomes still and comes to rest for the God who keeps my peace is you. (Ulrike Nägele)

“Anyone who listens to what I have said and acts accordingly is wise. You can compare him to a man who builds his house on rocky ground. If a downpour comes down, the water rises, and the storm rattles the house, it will still not collapse because it is built on rock. ”Matthew 7: 24-25

“If you are safe from God before the storm, he will also take care of you during the storm” quote from Dèborah Rosenkranz

Transformed like a butterfly

Lesedauer 2 Minuten

The last few days I was able to spot the first butterflies while walking. Butterflies are fascinating and beautiful. Their different colors and shapes make them unique. They spread their wings and fly with amazing ease.

It is also very interesting to think about how such a beautiful butterfly develops. He is not born that way, but actually undergoes a transformation. Their existence begins as an egg, which later turns into a caterpillar. This caterpillar grows and grows until a hard shell forms around its body. In the end it comes out of this shell as a butterfly. A new creation has arisen, a marvel of God.

Just as God can transforms a caterpillar into a butterfly, he can transform us humans into a new creation. As soon as we accept Jesus into our hearts by faith, something completely new begins in us. A process of transformation begins through relationship and fellowship with God. Jesus was born for us and paid for our debt with death on the cross. By believing in his sacrifice, we are cleansed and free

. “All who welcomed him and believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” John 1:12

Faith in Jesus brings us back into fellowship with God and removes all separation. The more we become aware of his love for us, the more we experience his presence and closeness. God’s love changes our hearts. God’s love transformed:

  • Fear in courage
  • Sadness in joy
  • Heaviness in lightness
  • Doubt in faith
  • Hopelessness in confidence
  • Darkness in light
  • Worry in peace
  • Dissatisfaction in gratitude
  • Restlessness at rest
  • Bound in freedom
  • Death in life

In the encounter and relationship with God we can develop, blossom and discover our uniqueness.

God doesn’t disappoint

Lesedauer 2 Minuten

Disappointment is the failure to fulfill a wish or an expectation. Disappointment describes the feeling that a hope has been shattered or unexpected grief has been caused. I think each of us has experienced minor or major disappointments in our lives. We are disappointed when a situation does not turn out the way we thought it would, when things turn out differently than expected. We can also be disappointed of other people if, they act differently than we expected or if promises are not kept. We can also be disappointed in ourselves, if we don’t achieve what we set out to do.

Disappointments are part of life and inevitable, because circumstances do not always go according to plan and unpredictable things happen. People will also disappoint us every now and then, because no one is perfect or flawless. In the same way we will consciously or unconsciously disappoint people, because it is not possible to fullfill all expectations.

Disappointment often also arises when we have wrong expectations or when we place our trust and our expectations in wrong things. Not everything and everyone who promises us something is trustworthy.

“If he trusts in values ​​that do not support him, he is deceiving himself, only disappointment will be his reward.” Job 15:31

What can we ultimately trust in? Whom can we trust unconditionally? Who or what is really wearing?

God alone is the one who can never let us down. He keeps his promises and what he says is certain. His word is truth and we can always rely on it. God does not make mistakes and we can trust him in every situation. If we confide in him, we don’t run the risk of being disappointed. God has a good plan for our life.

“Good for the man who trusts in you” Psalm 84:13

“Everything he does is perfect and just. He is a rock – you can always rely on him. He keeps what he promises; he is righteous and faithful. ”Deuteronomy 32: 4

God’s love for us is constant and always the same. Even when we go through challenges and difficult situations, it doesn’t mean that God has let us down. God has never promised us a life without suffering and difficulties, but he has promised that in the midst of these situations he will always be with us and with us and on this promise we can rely 100%.

“Christ says: See, I am with you all the days until the end of the world.” Matthew 28:20

“Then you will know that I am the Lord on whom one can hope without being disappointed.” Isaiah 49:23

Do you believe in miracles?

Lesedauer 2 Minuten

What are miracles? Miracles are inexplicable phenomena and extraordinary events that astonish us. It can be a surprise, a happy turn in life, a cure, preservation or a natural wonder.

Whether we recognize and perceive miracles, depends on our point of view and above all on our faith. When we do not have faith, we take miracles as coincidences or luck, or we take for granted what is actually a miracle. We can live like nothing is a miracle or like everything is a miracle. Erich Kästner writes in a quote:

“Those who believe in miracles experience miracles”

When I look at the world and think about my life, everything is actually a miracle for me. Starting with the fact, that there is a huge galaxy with so many stars and planets, that there is the earth and life on it, to the miracle of man, who is made ingenious and unique. I think the lyrics of Alexa Feser’s song “Wunderfinder” are appropriate. She sings in the chorus:

“Are you a miracle child or blind to miracles? Tell me if you understand that we are a miracle. This world is getting more and more blind to miracles, if you can see them, you are a wonderfinder. “

If I keep my eyes open, I can discover miracles every day. For me miracles are signs of God’s presence and his actions. God shows himself in them and says to me “I am there”. Miracles happen, I just have to see them. Numerous miracles of God are reported in the Bible, in God’s Word:

Passage of the people of Israel through the Red Sea Exodus 16-22

Transformation of water into wine at the wedding in Cana John 2: 1-12

Calming the storm Markus 4.35-41

Jesus walks in the sea John 6: 16-21

Healing of the man born blind John 9: 1-7

Feeding the 5000 John 6: 1-15

Raising Lazarus from the dead John 11, 32-45

Jesus’ resurrection John 20, 1-10

Signs and wonders still happen today.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” Hebrews 13: 8

Where our possibilities end, God’s possibilities begin. Our hopelessness is the starting point for God’s work. Faith is the key to experiencing miracles. God is supernatural and responds to our beliefs.

“All things are possible to him who believes” Mark 9:23

Therefore, let’s expect miracles and be thankful for miracles great and small that God does every day.

  • Every time the sun comes up a miracle happens
  • Every time I watch nature I see a miracle
  • Every time a child is born a miracle happens
  • Every time people reconcile, forgive one another, a miracle happens
  • Every time a prayer is answered a miracle happens
  • Every time we experience protection a miracle happens
  • Every time God gives us his peace, a miracle happens
  • Every time God frees us from worries and burdens, a miracle happens
  • Every time God opens new doors for us, shows us new possibilities, a miracle happens
  • Every time people understand God’s love and accept His grace, a miracle happens
  • It is God who works miracles, innumerable many, so great that we cannot understand them