When God Does the Miracle We Didn’t Ask For | Desiring God

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Countless childhood surgeries. Yearlong stints in the hospital. Verbal and physical bullying from classmates. Multiple miscarriages as a young wife. The unexpected death of a child. A debilitating progressive disease. Riveting pain. Betrayal. A husband who leaves.

If it were up to me, I would have written my story differently. Not one of those phrases would be included. Each line represents something hard. Gut wrenching. Life changing.

But now, in retrospect, I wouldn’t erase a single line.


Honestly, it is only in hindsight that I can make such a bold statement. Through all of those devastating events, I begged God to deliver me. To save my baby, to reverse my disease, to bring my husband back. Each time God said no.

When God Does the Miracle We Didn’t Ask For | Desiring God.



  1. Donna · February 8, 2014

    Amen sister! I could write a book myself. Not as painful as yours, but painful none the less. I agree, looking back I would not change a thing because God was always there and blessings come even if only because I have a compassion for others that I had not before.

  2. Donna · February 8, 2014

    Reblogged this on On the Edge Again and commented:
    Had to share. This it’s so true.Thanks to the writer!

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