The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

John 4:50

Have you ever experienced divine intervention? Divine intervention is defined as, “the involvement (intervention) of the Lord.” [1] There are times in our lives when we know that what happened was only because God intervened. It was God who saved us from dying in an accident or healed when the odds were stacked against us. God brought a spouse into our life as an answer to our prayers.

As we think about it, we have all experienced God’s divine intervention. God created us and caused us to be born at a certain time and place. Jesus died for our sins on the cross. If you are a believer, the Lord drew you to faith. It says in Hebrews 1:14 that God’s angels minister to those who will inherit salvation. These are just a few examples of “Divine Intervention.” God’s intervention would be surprising if we really knew how many times it happened.

Divine Intervention for a Government Official

There was a man who came to Jesus who was desperate and needed divine intervention to save his son. John 4:49 The official pleaded, “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.” 50 Then Jesus told him, “Go back home. Your son will live!” And the man believed what Jesus said and started home. 51 While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well.[2]

You may be surprised that the Bible speaks of divine intervention from beginning to end and today’s reading was just one. There is not a page of the Bible that doesn’t boast of the glory of God, the goodness of God, and the divine work of God. God created the universe and people, not only initiating our existence but involving Himself in the smallest details of our lives. God, by nature, is sovereign over all His creation, and we are simply clay in the potter’s hands (Isaiah 64:8). Do you need God’s divine intervention in your life today?

A Prayer to Trust When You Need a Miracle

“Dear God, thank You that You love me and want to keep me from depending on other things instead of You. Forgive me for when I’ve depended on my job and other people instead of You. Thank You that you haven’t forgotten me.

Lord, the days ahead may be a little scary at times, but I understand now that the path to a miracle is through uncomfortable territory. The source of a miracle will be unexpected, so I shouldn’t try to figure it out. I should just trust You. When you tell me what to do, and it doesn’t always make sense, I will still do what you want me to do.

Help me to remember that You’re all I need and that where You guide, You’ll provide. I want to learn to trust You one day at a time, to go Your way, not my way. Come into my life, save me, help me follow you. I claim Your promise that if I trust You, You’ll meet my needs. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.” [3]

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[2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Jn 4:49–51). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.


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