Have you ever wondered if miracles still happen? Keep reading to learn about one of my experiences with miracles from heaven.

Several years ago, I was worn out and burned out, so I took a much-needed break from practicing medicine to write. I planned to return to medicine after the turn of the year, just two months away.

As it turned out, I never went back, and the two-month break turned into a divinely-orchestrated training-in-faith school. I had some money saved to carry me through the break but it ran out before the break did. Soon, money was in short supply. I’m a frugal woman, so I tightened my belt. I knew God would provide, and He did.

Money got tighter and my belt did, too. I knew God would provide, and He did. Every time.

There came a day, however, when my bank account was down to $37.00. An automatic draft was scheduled for the next day. Someone owed me enough money to more than cover the expense but, on the day they’d agreed to pay, they could only give me a small portion of what they owed. My heart sank and I struggled not to cry as I accepted the partial payment.

I needed a miracle from heaven…

It wasn’t enough to cover my draft and I had no idea what to do. A sense of foreboding quickly turned into fear and threatened to overwhelm me. I believed miracles still happen, so I searched my house in anticipation of an unexpected stash of cash. When I looked between the chair and sofa cushions, in jacket pockets, and in old purses, I found spare change and a few dollars, but not enough. 

I sat down with the money I had, spread it out on my kitchen table, and wept. Tears streamed down my face as I prayed, “Lord, you have never let me down before. What’s up with this? What am I supposed to do?”

There are moments when that still, small voice of God is maddening. This was one of them. “Take it to the bank.”

The Miracle Began with Obedience

The money wasn’t enough, so I couldn’t understand why I would take it to the bank before God provided in some way, but the still, small voice in my heart was relentless. “Take it to the bank.”  I counted the money over and over. I was nearly $60 short. Since I didn’t know what else to do, I gathered up the money and headed to town. 

I went to the drive-through furthest away from the window to avoid looking at the teller’s face. Shame rushed through me at the idea of seeing her look at me, with my previous big bank account, now down to only $37. I slipped my tiny deposit in the vacuum tube, hit the send button, and prayed as I waited for the teller to send back the deposit slip. Miracles still happen, but I didn’t expect one to happen for me.

The first hint of a miracle from heaven…

After a few minutes, she buzzed with a question. “What do you want to do with this extra money?”

“What extra money?”

“There’s another $100 in here you didn’t add to the total.”

My breath caught in my throat. $100 would make the deposit more than enough. My heart pounded as I replied. “Are you sure? I counted that money several times.”

“Yes, ma’am. I’ve counted it three times. There’s definitely an extra $100.” 

Miracles From Heaven Still Happen

I sat in stunned silence, unable to answer, as tears ran down my face. 

“Dr. Hollis. What did you want me to do with this extra money?”

“If God added $100 to my deposit, please put it in my account.” I laughed, cried, praised, and shouted hallelujah as I waited for the deposit slip.

That day, God did something big–both in me and for me. The $100 wasn’t the biggest miracle I’ve ever seen, but it was the most desperately needed. It showed me, in the most compelling way imaginable, I could trust God on my journey of faith. It was fun in a roller-coaster-ride kind of way and left me wanting more: more God, more miracles, more evidence of His favor and love. 

Money has never been in quite that short supply again, but, even when it’s tight, I’m no longer frightened. At the deepest part of my being, I know God will supply all my needs. Every single one of them.

Life After a Miracle…

Several years have passed and I now work full-time as a peer-to-peer funded missionary doing community outreach and intercessory prayer. My former patients still ask if I’ll ever “go back” to medicine. It’s not hard to decide. I miss my doctor-salary and the ease of certain income but they don’t compare to the joy of knowing God will provide. As long as I’m doing what He calls me to do, in His way, God will fund His projects and provide for me. 

What about you?

If you’re in one of those only-God-can-help situations now, take courage. We serve an on-time God who is more than able to provide. He’s not only able to provide; He’s also willing.

Have you faced a situation in which only a miracle from heaven could carry you through? I’d love to hear your story, so please comment below.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God… And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6, 19 nasb

 

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