I heard it said before “You’re either going through a storm, coming out of a storm, or about to go into a storm.” In other words you are either facing a problem, just overcame a problem, or about to run right into a problem. This can sound very discouraging. It did for me until I began to have a new perspective on my problems. How many of you can legitimately say that you are facing a problem right now as you read this? Probably the majority of you fall into this category. Well I got some good news for you. There is hope.
This past weekend I had the privilege of sitting in on a Launch event held in Anderson, SC at NewSpring Church. It was a Friday evening into Saturday afternoon event consisting of six sessions, three on Friday and three on Saturday. Perry Noble, Senior Pastor of NewSpring Church, spoke for all six sessions and he opened up the event with this very point “A problem is a prerequisite to a miracle.” In other words, having a problem just means that you’re a candidate for a miracle.
You can look all throughout scripture and see a trend of someone having a problem and then that same someone experiencing a miracle. In fact if they had Twitter back then, it would probably be trending #problem=miracle. Someone was blind, problem, then they received their sight, miracle. Someone couldn’t walk, problem, then they are jumping up and down, miracle. Five thousand people need to be fed and there is only five loaves and two fish, problem, after everyone has been fed there is still twelve basket-fulls of leftovers, miracle. Someone is sick, problem, then they are healed, miracle. Someone dies, problem, then they are raised from the dead, miracle. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. If you have a problem, it just means that you are about to experience a miracle.
God turns problems into miracles. Problems just mean that God is setting the stage to show off. Most of the time when you go through your biggest bout with discouragement it is because you’re about to experience your biggest breakthrough.
So if you find yourself in the midst of a storm, if you’re facing a tough circumstance, if you’re in the middle of a problem open your eyes because you’re about to see a miracle.