So we can separate all outcomes of life into those we can manufacture or significantly influence, and those we have no influence over. Some things only happen by a course in miracles – by a dynamic beyond us, and any reasonable and rational explanation, unless discovered after the fact. Many miracles, like ideas of lateral thinking, are logical only in hindsight.
Perhaps we’ve sought the approval of a family member for years, and intimacy between us, even now, stands at a distance. Eye contact is difficult. There’s no natural predisposition of comfort. We trust but it’s hard. Or, perhaps there’s no trust when we wish there would be. Added to our dilemma is a sharp desire, maybe one that’s mutual, for the vision of the cherished intimacy to unfold. We try too hard. Things don’t get better, they get worse; or they only get better for a short period.
Surely everyone has experience of such a situation; anything beyond them.
What can make the difference? As Christians, we know the answer. If we ever want a miracle, we pray. And because we believe in miracles, and that faith (through God’s provision) generates these miracles, we employ our faith so we may experience the miraculous in our midst; so we may experience the goodness of God’s majestic provision.