Seeing Miracles Everywhere:
Harnessing God's Power
I am not your average person of faith. When I’d hear the phrase “ye of little faith” in church, I knew that God had found out my secret and wasn’t
pleased. My faith tank has had a slow leak during my entire life.
My quest to find faith began in my late twenties when I was unsuccessful in conceiving a child.
I had difficulty trusting that I could get pregnant. There’s a certain leap of faith that nature will take its course and conception will occur. My
husband and I tried for almost two years as my faith continued to evaporate. As I lay on the table in the hospital examining room after an infertility treatment, I prayed to God to
help me have a child.
As I was leaving the hospital, a miracle of faith changed my life. I was about to unlock my car door when I heard a voice say very clearly, “God
wants you to have a child.”
I turned toward the voice, but no one was there.
I sat in my car, thinking about those words: God wants you to have a child. Yes, he does, I thought, and why wouldn’t he want me to have a child? Of course I can have a child because God wants me to
have one. I knew that I would get pregnant that month, and I did.
I felt faith in that moment because God showed me that my faith was within me all along. I just needed a reminder.
That reminder encouraged me to go deeper in my journey of faith. My faith was first challenged when I was a little girl. I was sexually abused by my
grandfather when I was a child and this loss of faith continued into my thirties. The teachings of my Catholic upbringing didn’t help in letting go of the pain. I really found my
faith when I began praying and journaling during meditation.
The birth of my son encouraged me to turn inward to heal the issues of abuse and release the pain of the past. Through meditative journaling, I began
receiving spiritual growth tools, including meditations, prayers and affirmations, for letting go of old patterns and behaviors in my life.
Tapping into this inner stream of wisdom required great faith that we are not alone in the universe. I had to overcome my fears about God and allow
healing to occur through a strength and wisdom beyond my own.
I have moved from being a person of little faith to a believer in the power of spiritual healing. Five years ago, I had no faith in prayer and no
belief that God would reach out to me. But desperation to heal the past pushed me to try spirituality as a source for growth.
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