2nd Kings 5:11

But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.

I thought…. How many times have we used that phrase. I thought God would heal me. I thought God would keep my child safe for stupid choices. I thought I would have a published book by now. I thought….

Sometimes we think way too much!

Sometimes we can think ourselves right out of our miracle!

Naaman was an important man with leprosy. Being so important, he went to visit Elisha to get a miracle cure of the leprosy. When he got there  Elisha didn’t bother to even see him but sent him a message to go bathe in the Jordan River seven times.

Naaman was less than thrilled with his instructions. We read what he had to say about it. I thought……

Sometimes we think way too much!

Sometimes we can think ourselves right out of our miracle!

God’s ways are not our ways. He’s God. He can give us our miracle in whatever way HE chooses. If we are so single-minded in our idea of what we want, when we want it,, and where we want it, then we might miss our miracle as well!

After some pouting, some reflection, and some godly advice, Naaman listened and received his miracle—a cure of his leprosy.\

Proverbs 3: 5 tells us to… Trust in the Lord with all your heart and on your own understanding. God is all-powerful. Naaman was trusting in his understanding instead of the Lord, but in the end he made the right choice.

In the last devotion, I talked about habits and how we can change our life by chanGing our habits. This seems like a wonderful habit to cultivate. It’s really about that old saying: LET GO and LET GOD.

Stay open to all the possibilities God puts in front of us.

One of them may just be your miracle!

SHARING TIME: Was there a time when you almost missed a wonderful opportunity because it happened in a different way than you’d expected?


  1. Great post! What a wonderful reminder that God works in mysterious ways. I can think of one that happened this Christmas for me. I really wanted a diamond ring, silly, I know. I didn’t bother to ask God for something so trivial.
    We are on a tight budget and I’ve often told my husband not to buy me jewelry. We were visiting with my parents for Christmas, out of town at my brother’s house. My mother noticed the rings I was wearing were ones she had given me. I expressed my interest that I would love a diamond ring but knew how frivolous it was, and would never buy one.
    She then mentioned she had grandma’s wedding ring with her, she always traveled with it (so it wouldn’t get stolen), it wasn’t a style she liked, set in white gold (she prefers gold-gold), and would I like to have it?

    I immediately put it on, and love it! It is a similar style to my own wedding ring, and slightly antique looking, which I love. (My mom doesn’t care for antiques, she prefers more modern looks.)
    God gave me the desire of my heart without me even asking!


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