Purposeful Faith

When You’re Out of God & Need a Miracle

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Things in life far from work out perfectly.

I was driving to a conference the other day. With a quarter tank, I had my mind on a gas station, but I didn’t feel tremendous urgency as I drove. Pulling onto a new highway I’d never driven, I realized 20 miles in…I was headed for trouble. Left or right, five miles and five miles, there was not a single exit. Miles grew on miles and little by little, my heart beat with the anxiety of I-am-not-going-to-make it. There was no turning back.

I was deep into the trenches of my problem. Maybe you are today too…

In the pitch dark surroundings of the early morning, I imagined myself stalling onto the shoulder. One that there wasn’t much of. Would my car be stuck, partially out onto this dark highway? I imagined myself confronting a stranger on the side of the road as a random car pulled over.

Maybe your life appears dark today, too. Maybe your imaginings are starting to get out of control.

All I had was God. All I had was him and prayer. A hope and a desire that he, the one who says he is King of the Impossible, could do the impossible. The little gauge to my gas was now below the empty line. I prayed. But when I prayed, I decided to 100% believe God was going to pull through for me.

He was:

  1. Going to pull a gas station exit out of nowhere.
  2. Going to supernaturally fill my tank with gas.
  3. Going to do some other wild thing that would make all of this good.

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Mt. 21:22

I don’t believe this bible verse is dead. It is our deadness – our fleshness, that does.

I believed. I believed in the pitch darkness, no matter how doubt was screaming at me. I didn’t listen. I told it to shut up.

And, I kept believing…until I saw a sign: a service exit was coming in three miles.

I pulled in. God restored the gas. He also restored my mind’s belief that there is no impossible scenario for God. God runs on full, no matter how empty we feel. He sees where we need to head. By believing, we open the spiritual doors to our place of victory.

Believe. Don’t let doubt scream at you any longer. I don’t care how many years you’ve been suffering, how far off your husband is, what you’ve done, or what kind of mess it looks like around you. Let the spiritual truth of God give you supernatural gas to carry you through. He will. Oh yes, he will.

Let me say it again: God will give you the gas you need. He will provide.

Today is your day of belief. Take it. I am believing with you.

Prayer: God, thank you that you can do exceedingly, abundantly, more than we can ask or imagine. We praise you for this. You are not only good, but you are glorious, glory-filled and gracious. Thank you that right here, right now, we can start believing, trusting and abiding in you. You will answer. We will wait on you, in faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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16 CommentsLeave a comment

  • I so believe in God and his miracles. My husband divorced me after 38 years, I still love him and pray everyday for a miracle he will come back to me and our Family. Only God knows what is right. Pray for me.

    • I believe from gods ways that your husband was not the right one for you that is why he is gone and you shall be blessed in gods almighty name I pray you love will find you. I am my family of 6 are homless right now but I know god has a plan for us that is greater than what was.

  • (Tears) I so so need this word today! I’m fresh out of gas and in need of a miracle but through this post I am encouraged that if I keep on belieiving and continue to PRESS FORWARD my mriacle is just up ahead!

  • I don’t believe that verse is dead either, He is the living word. It is just that we let it slip from our hearts when fear and anxious, intense moments arise. But Jesus isn’t condemning us just reminding us to believe and receive as we pray. And we will have what we say, that verse has caused me a lot of angst as people disagree, but they are disagreeing with Jesus.

  • I’m completely out of gas and almost considered letting go of everything in my life. I’m in one of the hardest seasons I’ve ever been in. This is too much for me to handle. Every day I try to make up in my mind I’m going to make it through. I’m expecting the miracles yet I see nothing. As a single mother it’s hard to make ends meet and on the verge of being evicted. I’m in tears writing this because I’m still believing and trusting God for a miracle. I’m trusting him to bring me this extremely hard season because so much is against me and I have no one to turn to but God.

    • Dear Ashley,
      My heart breaks for you and your children. I know how it feels to be desperate and waiting for a miracle. It is painful and long.
      God is good , it is hard for us to understand his timing but He does love you and He will help you. He will help you and so much better than you can imagine.
      I will pray for you and your family. May God Bless You and your little ones most abundantly.
      Yours in Christ,

  • I could really use a miracle. My husband and I have been struggling for the past couple of years and we feel like we are almost at the end of our rope. I still believed there is a god but I am having a very hard time accepting what is happening. All I am asking is for lots of prayers to help me through this. Thank you to all who pray for us and I am sending prayers to all who can use them

  • Hi. I’m from a little town in England. I believe in God so much. I have had many many problems. I have temporary lost one of my children my heart is broken. I pray. I don’t understand. I need a miracle so much. I know God is God. He is creator. How do i get close to Him?. Get my children back. Live a clean christian life.

  • I know this blog post is old, but I stumbled upon it as I was on the computer trying to make sense of my faith and the fact that I need a miracle. I need God to act in a big way for me. Thank you for your words. I so needed to read them.

  • I feel like my life is going for the worst. I am all at fault with what’s going on with me. I am to blame and I ask for GOD’s forgiveness and for him to help me. I am in so much trouble and my family will suffer for my foolish and ungodly decisions and actions. I need GOD’s forgiveness, his mercy, his grace, his blessing, his strength, and his miracles. I literally feel like I’m drowning. Please pray for me and my family.
    Jesus, please forgive me and please help me. I am so sorry for all my sins. Forgive me.

  • Please pray for me I need financial help to keep my family farm lost my husband to a farming accident and I made some bad decisions Lord im sorry please send me help I believe in you I feel lost I need your divine help and a huge miracle in Jesus name Amen

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