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“Miracles in the Middle”
by Adena Pedigo

In February 2022, we were privileged to stay in a friend’s place in Florida. The views from the window were spectacular. Each day was filled with studying, coffee, and an ocean view filled with sea life. At the hint of daylight each morning, I arose to see what the dolphins were up to.

One morning presented a particularly different site than the other mornings. The ocean, which every morning before had been quiet and calm with a few dolphins and birds flying about, was now completely full of hundreds of seagulls, cranes, ducks, and birds. They were flying low, circling close to the sea, and diving in. The dolphins were even different. Normally, I saw them swimming in pairs or groups, but today they were swimming by themselves just under the surface. They would blow underwater, and you could see the circles they left behind.

So much was going on with all the wildlife. It was a sight to behold and only happened that one glorious morning. Whatever was washed in during the night seemed like such a delightful feast for the early bird, the dolphins, and whatever else came to partake. Then, in an instant, it all stopped! It was over. All the wildlife swam or flew away. It was a magnificent sight to witness.

I couldn’t help but think of God’s wonderful goodness, His provision, and all His miracles. The message I took away from that moment was, “God will provide.” In the darkest of your midnights, God will provide a feast of goodness for your morning. You just have to be present and willing to show up to partake of what God is providing. On other mornings, I had seen how the dolphins worked together, circling around to get their nourishment, but this morning they were basking in what God had provided for them individually.

I think sometimes we are looking for instant miracles that will change our lives, and we are forgetting the “miracles in the middle” and the constancy of God. It is easy to overlook the grace, mercy, and miracle of provision He is providing along the way.

• “It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seekethhim.” (Laminations 3:22-25)

• “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9)

The Lord is good to them that wait for him and seek him in the waiting. Each day is filled with miracles. Some of the “miracles in the middle” just get overlooked or seem insignificant, but they are the ongoing provision of God when we need it most.

There it is! God’s mercies are new every morning. He cares for us and loves us. We just need to show up and not overlook the consistent miracles of God. One of our worship songs declares that He is working for us…even when we don’t see it or feel it, that He never stops working for our benefit.

Hebrews 13:5 says to “be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

One day, you will look back and say, “Yes! God had His hand of me the whole time. It was His ‘miracles in the middle’ of all my trials that provided and sustained me.”

(Info from: Ladies Prayer Intl March 2023 Newsletter – UPCI Ladies Ministries – ladiesprayerinternational@aol.com)

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