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Where Are the Miracles?

The scriptures are bursting with miraculous experiences—manna from heaven, people raised from the dead, and enemies conquered. Reading about these miracles can cause each of us to wonder, “Where are the miracles in my life?”

A few years ago, I was given an assignment to create or do something that would help me come closer to God. I decided to start a journal. Every day I’d write how I could see God actively keeping his promises to me. That journal became my lifeline as I struggled through a difficult breakup that semester. Even though the hours when I was happy felt few and far between, my journal opened my eyes to how often God was blessing me. Seemingly small coincidences turned into gestures of love from him. 

“Many of you have witnessed miracles, more than you realize.” By Ronald A. Rasband

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In his talk “Behold! I Am a God of Miracles,” Elder Ronald A. Rasband defines miracles as “divine acts, manifestations and expressions of God’s limitless power, and an affirmation that He is ‘the same yesterday, today, and forever.’ ” 

Elder Rasband continues, “Many of you have witnessed miracles, more than you realize. They may seem small in comparison to Jesus raising the dead. But the magnitude does not distinguish a miracle, only that it came from God.” Sometimes the miracle is a grand moment of deliverance. Sometimes the miracle is “peace amidst confusion or sorrow,” trusting that God will one day deliver you from trials and pain. Sometimes the miracle is a culmination of coincidences that testify of God’s love for and awareness of you. Sometimes the miracle is a feeling that Jesus Christ understands you.

If someone had told me a few years ago that God was going to give me a miracle, I probably would’ve expected something grand. But now I recognize that the ability to see God in my life is a miracle too.

Read Elder Ronald A. Rasband’s talk “Behold! I Am a God of Miracles” to learn about modern-day miracles.

Source: General Conference

—Lenae Rubey, Latter-day Insights

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Find more insights

Read more about spiritual miracles in Elder Donald L. Hallstrom’s talk “Has the Day of Miracles Ceased?

Learn more about seeing God’s blessings during trials in Samantha Worrall’s Latter-day Saint Insights article “Blessings Come—Even While We Wait.”

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