Set Your Mind on the Miracle

Do you ever get discouraged when standing in faith? Do you look at the time gone by and think; God would have done it by now? Maybe it is not God’s will to heal me. I don’t know about you, but believing for healing is something I’ve struggled with; I’ve heard all kinds of things throughout my life. God’s got a purpose in your cerebral palsy; the greatest healing is in eternity, and on in on it goes. Even then, you can get to the “dark side” of faith with things like, my grandmother was the most saintly woman I knew; she prayed and believed God and died of fill in the blank.

I admit; there are things I don’t have an answer for, but as I began to read the Bible at the beginning of October, I noticed the different names of God in The Complete Jewish Bible. The names that caught my attention were names that mean healer, provider, protector, and so on. As I read, I began to see that my faith had to be in what God’s Word said. I couldn’t allow questions or manufactured doctrines to usurp what is written in the Bible. We will go through hard times, and our faith will be tested.

May your darkest days become your most precious times, enveloped and transformed in the arms and the Spirit of the Lord.

Pastor Tiz, Miracles by the Moment, pg. 95

As I read Genesis through Leviticus, I got a copy of Pastor’s Larry and Tiz Huch’s new book, Miracles by the Moment. It tells the story of the miracle their grandson, Lion received and how the Lord brought Pastor Tiz through cancer. But more than the testimony, pastors Larry and Tiz take you inside their journey, through the struggle, tears, and standing in faith even when it would have been easier to give up.

Through both of these back-to-back diagnoses, the family’s motto was “set your mind on the miracle.” This book doesn’t give you a view of faith that ignores the problems or acts like every day is easy. Tiz is honest and tells of her struggle and even the worst day as she broke down in tears thinking she wouldn’t make it through. 

On pages 115-117, she tells you the eight things she did to overcome the spirit of heaviness as she had to stay home from church on Sundays. As a pastor’s wife engaged in the congregation’s life and doing television programs with her husband, you can imagine how her world was rocked when she had to put that aside for a season.

This book will give you what Tiz calls a “faith infusion.” We’ve all heard stories of people who believed and didn’t receive; we’ve listened to all the reasons why we should accept God’s sovereign plan. But I have a question if God gives all the sicknesses, why does Acts 10:38 say, “How God anointed Jesus who went about doing good and healing all those oppressed of the devil”?

The devil doesn’t care if you believe God can work miracles. He doesn’t want you to believe that God will do it for you.

Pastor Larry, Miracles by the Moment, pg. 212

Pastor Larry finishes out the book with chapters on not limiting God. As I finished that part of the book, I wrote the following in my journal,

“Don’t limit God.” There are those who say we can’t limit God. They will take away the healing Scriptures and make them mean something else. They take sovereignty to a level that glorifies suffering and borderline condemns the desire to be healed. In reading this book, I saw a balanced and biblical view of healing and miracles. One that didn’t act like faith stopped all hardships, but also one that didn’t let hardship stop them from believing for a miracle and total health. I pray I come to that place of biblical truth and quit letting what men say talk me out of the Word’s plain meaning. 

Scripture says that we nullify the Word of God by our traditions. I have been in Pentecostal and Charismatic churches all my life, and some of the teachings are off, but I will not let that negate the truth of Scripture.

I was born with a heart condition and have a minor case of cerebral palsy, but as I read Miracles by the Moment and kept reading through the Torah, faith began to spark in me. If we put aside all the negatives, all the reasons why God won’t, and all the “testimonies” of people who believed but didn’t receive and immerse ourselves in the Word and faith-building books, we will see our faith rise.

For those who understandably still have the thought, what if the healing still doesn’t come? I want to share a passage with you,

Daniel 3:15-18 NASB95 “Now if you are ready, at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery and bagpipe and all kinds of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, very well. But if you do not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands?” 16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

Our God is able, He will, but if not…

This is faith. Faith doesn’t arbitrarily surrender to sovereignty – faith believes for healing, believes for a miracle, faith believes. And, not but, and faith will still believe even when the answer doesn’t come in the timing we want or the way we want.

Faith is trusting what God says, and there are over eight thousand promises in the Bible. In the back of the book, Tiz includes one-hundred healing Scriptures she declared every day. That is faith. Don’t think; name it and claim it, think believing the Word of God, think, taking hold of the promise!

If you are facing a diagnosis, have given up on receiving healing, or, like me, have gone back and forth on whether or not God will heal you – I believe, Miracles by the Moment; will give you the faith infusion you need.


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