Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self fulfilling prophecy.
There are times when circumstances evolve in our lives which only a miracle can resolve; and often times the key ingredient for the making of our miracle is desperation.
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all” (Dale Carnegie). When the doctor says, “There’s nothing more that I can do.” It is desperation that motivates us, causing both men and women to reach outside of themselves to God. All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim; they have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible (Orison S. Marden).
A dog in desperation will leap over a wall (Chinese Proverb). Often in the routine of our daily lives; it is not necessary that we receive anything more than we have at the moment. But then something happens; we get the phone call, we lose our job, the diagnosis is not good, bad news comes and our world is turned upside down. We can surrender and accept defeat or we can reach outside of ourselves for something bigger than the problem.
Miracles grow from seeds of desperation. “Things will not be easy but one thing is sure; we have to do something; we have to do the best we know how at the moment—if it does not turn out right, we can modify as we go along” (Franklin D. Roosevelt). “It is imperative that we move forward in the face of weakness, sickness, brokenness, tiredness, loneliness and pain. Don’t dwell on what went wrong; focus on what to do next … spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer” (Denis Waitley).
“There is hope even in the bleakest of situations for God is real. He can wash away the wrongdoing from our lives; He can heal every disease of our bodies. Christ can and will deliver us from every trouble seeking to destroy our being and take away our peace of mind” (Oral Roberts).