I'm approaching 1000 days post-diagnosis with a disease (AML Leukemia) which kills people in days after diagnosis. Or not.
Medical science has kept me stable, but hasn't knocked it out. And so I must fight the battle between the ears, and have absolute faith God can do it -
But will he? How do we go about making miracles happen? Are we truly so empowered ("All these things he shall do, and more," said Christ of his believers).
Am eager for any thoughts. Godspeed.
God heals people. But when St. Paul wanted healing for his "thorn in the flesh," whatever that was, the Spirit said, "My grace is sufficient for thee."
a) Adopt an attitude that His grace is sufficient for you
b) Surrender the issue to Him
c) Then ask Him what you want to ask. And let us know how it goes
(Or, more to the point, do b) and repeat for several decades!)
Thing is, we *can't* make miracles happen, that is, choose which miracles God will perform in our lives. Even Jesus Himself followed the Father's lead. All these things we shall do, and more... following the will of the Father, just as He did.
We can ask; we can always ask. (I love Paul, and actively "glory in my tribulations.")
Of course we cannot perform miracles, ourselves; but I do believe if those miracles we ask for are in agreement with God, then, He will grant them.
Facing (as I am) an illness defying cure - I interpret Christ's teaching that "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also" as a promise.
I also cling to the example of King David who (perhaps presumptuously) reminded The Lord many times what He promised. David didn't PLEAD his case with God, he BUILT his case.
Still, as you say - God may well give me the answer he gave Paul. It's up to Him to interpret what He promised, or to grant it. But I will not cease calling upon Him unless that end becomes inevitable.
Thanks for writing, you've given me much to ponder -