My God Show me a Sign

Miracles happen all the time.

It is a marvelous example that appears to be contrary to the laws of nature. In the Bible, we read about the miracles of Jesus. God’s miracles show us he is present.

A miracle is defined as a phenomenal act of God; an event or action that is unexpected or extraordinary.

Miracles in the Bible performed by Jesus are well-known to many of us, such as raising Lazarus from the dead, walking on water, feeding thousands with single bread loaves, and all the works of healing he performed.

We know the stories; we read the series of events. We know the outcome of Jesus rising from the dead on the 3rd day.

In today’s age we have those big miracles publicized over the news; such as the rescue of the Chilean miners and their recovery effort, or the most recent event on the miraculous healing of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. After being shot in the head, it has been recorded she is recovering at "lightning speed.”

I know it’s a God-thing.

Sometimes the expression it’s a God-thing is a matter-of-fact.

You know when it’s a God-thing when impossible things happen. It’s a miracle when you know the only way this was possible was because God had his hand on it.

Although the Bible was recorded thousands of years ago, we question the application in our lives today. Wondering if God still hears our prayers, we seek the answers to our problems.

When God shows me a sign

Does he care enough about my little world to do something dramatic for me?

It becomes personal. Encountering devastating circumstances in our lives we pray, we plead, we ask him to intervene in our lives. Oh please, God show me a sign.

I have lived a good life, complicated yes, in down whirl spirals, plenty of times. But God, oh yes, but God, has given me second chances. He turned things around for me when I didn’t know any better. He turned the light on when I was in the dark. He was my best friend when others forgot about me. He is and always will be my rock.

You know it is a God-thing when:

  • In a down economy, you sell your house in 3 days.
  • After submitting only 4 job applications, you get the job, and it’s on Good Friday.
  • Your interior design dream job contacts you and hires you.
  • Along with everyone else you lose your job, but now have the time to do what your heart desires.
  • Realizing writing has always been a hunger in your soul, you get recognized for it.
  • You are faced with a long term illness and it doesn’t define you.
  • A car accident saves you from pride’s fierce control.
  • On your 50th birthday party, your cousin shows up whom you haven’t seen in over 20 years.
  • In critical condition, your mom has a sudden heart attack and stroke, and then survives for another 5 years.
  • After years of trying, your daughter announces she is pregnant.
  • Dying from cancer, your sister in law calls you every night to read the bible to her. In conclusion, she gets baptized and ultimately saved before she moves on to heaven.
  • You finish the race with no regrets.

“For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.” – Psalm 33:4-5

As the Shepherd leads the Lamb

Jesus was with me

The day my father passed away, I was at work. Not feeling well all morning, I decided to move my work projects to another office. Sitting at a different desk all day, I felt I was coming down with something, maybe the flu. It was hard to breathe at times, almost feeling like I was suffocating. After my lunch break, I decided I was going to call it an early day and head home. Calling my husband to let him know my decision, he told me to get home right away. I didn’t understand. What was the emergency?

On my way home from work that Tuesday afternoon, I earnestly prayed. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Everything unimaginable passed through my head. Were my children ok? Did something happen? Left bewildered, I listened to the music on my radio. A song came on, “Lean on Me.” I’m quite familiar with this song by Bill Withers, it’s a classic.

Listening to the words of that song, I felt God speak to my heart. Jesus was riding in the car with me that day. He knew my world was about to turn upside down. God showed up for me on my drive home.

When I arrived home, I found out my dad had a massive heart attack that morning. My family had been trying to reach me all day and didn’t want to leave me a voice message. It was God’s presence with me that morning, moving me out of my regular office environment. It was a God thing when the song came on the radio just at the right moment.

After my dad’s passing, my world turned upside down. All the reality I had known was pressed out the door. My life was about to change.

For several months I visited his gravesite almost daily, and then spent the afternoons with my mom. Each time I left her house, the song; “What a wonderful world” from Louis Armstrong would play on the radio. It became my anthem.

Through the music, God showed up for me again. It was bittersweet; those moments when I could hear the words Mr. Armstrong sang with such great passion. I felt my dad’s presence was with me, a confirmation he was with my Savior. In a heavenly realm, it’s a wonderful world. God works in mysterious ways. His ways are not our ways, but His promises far outweigh our self-doubt.

Reflecting on those 2 songs, I see that God has never left my side. Making your life count is a dramatic rescue for me. It’s one of God’s saving graces in my life. He showed up once again reminding me that this life is not all there is, that there is so much more. It’s a wonderful world has taken me places beyond my most vivid imagination.

God’s miracles happen all the time. He reaches us through events in our lives, through the music of the ages, and through the people we touch. All he asks of us is with these 3 simple words, “Lean on Me.”

When I found out I had been nominated for the hubnugget, I was deeply moved. Being honored for the work I’ve been doing is not only a humbly experience but it’s a reality confirmation. It’s a God thing.

Making your life count is being recognized, oh yes, I am very blessed. God showed up once again.

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Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

They are all around,sometimes one can't see looking.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

What a lovely hub. I also believe miracles happen. I truly know that our God is caring about our every little moment. Congrats on the hub nugget. God Bless You


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FriendofTruth 5 years ago from Michigan

It is so awesome when miracles happen in our lives and when we see God's hand working so wonderfully in our lives even in the hard and difficult times. It just makes our awareness of Him even so much more real.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thanks for your comments.

Apostle Jack, you are right. We just need to look closer.

HealingTouch, yes God cares about everything in our lives. Thank you for the blessing.

FriendofTruth, awesome it is. When God touches our lives in such a personal manner, we realize there is hope. Our faith grows.


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Monisajda 5 years ago from my heart

Beautiful hub. I could agree on so many levels. I find it inspiring knowing that God exists and I am opening my eyes and ears to hear and see the wondrous signs in my life and around.


The Minstrel 5 years ago

Bless you Faith Dream. You are definitely a good writer!!! Keep it up!Thank you for this inspiring hub!


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thank you for your comments.

Monisajda, yes God shows us His presence if we keep our sights on Him.

Minstrel, Thanks for your encouragement.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

So sorry for you loss Faithdream, but congratulations on the hubnuggets. Your hopeful message will reach many and have a lasting effect!


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

You are a great writer. That is evident in that while you are writing about sad subjects, you paint a picture that does not evoke sympathy from your readers but you draw them in to recognize the miracles through the signs God shows you.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thank you revmjm. I appreciate your encouraging comments.

You are a blessing to this hub community!


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tim kenner 5 years ago from Greater Orange County

I had my moment last night, it was huge! This hub is a blessing to me as many times I don't see God but He is always with me and always has control of the outcome according to His will. Be blessed :)


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thank you Tim for sharing your thoughts.

It is quite amazing when we know the blessing is from God, we are overwhelmed... and yet we find such a sense of peace as well.

God bless you.


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graceomalley 5 years ago

I found your hub deeply touching. I lost my father a few years ago also. unfortunately, I been reunited with him for only 18 months when he died suddenly (I grew up without him.) He had been healthy - still going out on calls as a volunteer fireman. I know God brought him back to me right before the end, he said so too. He had been searching for me for years, and I didn't even know if he was alive.

God was there for me throughout all of that, even when I was angry, even when I felt numb. During times like that I feel for people who reject God because of their disappointment with life. They miss a great comfort.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Wow graceomalley, what a powerful testimony to the great works of God.

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your father. And yet you found a blessing in getting to know him during those final days. That is something to hold on to.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.. may you be richly blessed.


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

This makes me totally speechless, which is a pretty hard thing to do. So very touching, something I know I can understand as many others. What a blessing to have you here writing.


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www.lookseenow 5 years ago

I just wrote a hub about would it be another miracle for a virgin to become pregnant and give birth to a son? Did that ever happen?

The angel Gabriel was sent forth from God to a city named Nazareth, to a virgin promised in marriage to a man named Joseph, and he made a startling announcement:

“Good day, highly favored one, Jehovah is with you.” Mary was deeply disturbed at the saying reasoning what sort of greeting this might be. So the angel said to her:

“Have no fear, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Look! You will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you are to call his name Jesus.”

Her child was named in advance, and Isaiah played the part of having sons with an array of names having prophetic significance. Gabriel touched on that when he greeted Mary:

“This one will be great, because he is God’s son.”

It’s even a miracle to be comforted by someone who has experienced the same loss of someone we love. The miracle is that we can comfort those who have at one time comforted us. Where did they learn that? God is the source—the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort.

He comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God. I see how in this case what goes around comes around. One brother said that’s when we send out your bread upon the water, and after many days it will return to you. (Ecclesiastes 11:1)

Your post is well structured, and comforting to others. Thank you for the information.

Sincerely: Jerry jghn


dauver 5 years ago

i look unto u heavens. god my father. the one that creat me!!!!!! where will my help come from...this night 6 of november 2011..


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

Wonderful article. I found it from your Miracle of Christmas article.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thanks Rev. Glad you found it. And thanks again for your encouraging words and comments.


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The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

We have similar thoughts on the God-Thing ~

Is it not the coolest how we can reflect back on the trials and find the Joy and Peace of God and His capable hands on our lives :)


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FaithDream 4 years ago from (Midwest) USA Author

Thanks stages of me for recognizing this. Yes I agree, when we look back that is often when we see the signs and see how much God had our best interest in mind.


nisha 4 years ago

I belive in your words. many a times even i have experienced god aa close as my own shadow.we all in some or the other way do realise his existance

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