When faced with health trials or when all human means have been exhausted, we turn to God in prayer. Christians worship a supernatural God. So why do we pray for divine intervention while still harbouring doubts that God will perform the miraculous?
We certainly can’t demand that God answers our prayer in a certain way, yet God encourages us to ask him for all our needs and he will give good gifts liberally. Yet as our petitions rise, doubts still plague us. Is this just our humility, or does our lack of faith prevent mountains from being moved in our lives?
On the face of it, there seemed to be far more miracles when Jesus walked the earth, than there are today. But are we looking at things correctly? Sometimes cancer is beaten against all medical odds. Sometimes the unexplained happens. Our modern life may be shouting out and shutting down the very miracles that God is performing.
God may choose to heal through medicine, through miracles, or not at all. The still small voice of God speaks daily into our world. In the end, all options are open to God, so let’s not box him in by human logic or our over-reactions to the excesses of the Pentecostal movement. The gifts of the Spirit are real and active. However, we must use them biblically and correctly for the edification of Christ’s body.
By its very definition, we naturally cannot compute the supernatural. As followers of Jesus, we are given access through the Spirit to the most powerful being—the creator and sustainer of the universe. When we grasp how big our God is, then we will understand more deeply his supernatural ability and his desire to be active in our lives.