” ‘Because he loves me,” says the LORD, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him (Psalm 91:14,15)’.”
Three times in the last few years I have been delivered from what seemed to be impossible circumstances. The most recent deliverance has just occurred.
I feel now as I have in the past. I am stunned. At least on one of these occasions I awoke the next morning and felt like it was all a dream. None of it seemed real.
The apostle Peter had a deliverance like this. He was in prison, sleeping between two guards and ready to go on trial for his life. Suddenly his cell filled with light, an angel gave him specific instructions and he miraculously escaped prison. Peter thought he was dreaming. The angel even had to to tell him to get dressed he was so out of it. But he soon realized it all was very real. God had used one of His angels to engineer his deliverance (Acts 12:6-11).
In one respect the rescue glorified God. His friends couldn’t believe it. One girl got so excited when she saw him at the gate that she ran to tell the others without letting him in (Acts 6:12-16). They couldn’t believe it.
On the other hand, the reaction of others was negative. The Roman soldiers got in a tizzy and the king executed Peter’s guards (Acts 12:17-19). They looked at things strictly from a human point of view.
When God does a miracle for you (and He does them), expect God to be glorified to those who are in touch with Him. But also expect some bad reactions from people who are not “in the know”. But don’t worrry about the latter, although the negative responses may hurt and sting, and even surpise.
Focus on the grace of God in caring so much for you that He brought the miracle to be.