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God Works Through People

Updated: Feb 1


God works through people
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Where is God when I need Him? Why didn't God do anything when I was struggling? Why did He let my loved one die? These are all questions people ask from time to time when they are struggling and facing doubt. The short answer to their question is that God was right next to them. He of course can do what He wants and when He wants, but according to the Bible and all throughout history, God works through people.


You can look all throughout the Bible and see miracle after miracle. You also see God talking. What you won't find is God jumping out of the clouds and performing the miracles or talking in front of people (besides when Jesus came). There are occasions where He did in front of a few people, but for the most part He spoke through and performed miracles through people.


How does God work through people?


God uses His Spirit, named the Holy Spirit to speak and work through people. The Holy Spirit gives us the power, knowledge, and wisdom to do the will of the Father. This is the same way that God worked through Jesus when He was on the Earth (Luke 3:22 & John 5:19).


God speaks to us through His Spirit by the still small voice (1 Kings 19:11-13). From there we can choose to do what we hear or choose not to do it. Sometimes we know He is speaking and sometimes we don't. He can do His will through us with us knowing and not knowing.


An example of this is when I was at work. I decided to go to the store for some errands on my lunch break. While I was driving I got this thought in my head to pick up a box of donuts for my coworkers. I had never done this before, but I had it in my mind so I did it.


When I got back to work, the lady at the front desk started laughing. I asked what was so funny. She told me that she was hungry and she heard the Lord say to ask me for some food. She felt embarrassed and didn't want to, so He said "then ask Me." She was fine with that so she asked God for some food. Then when I came back and said I got donuts for everyone she immediately knew it was from God.


What's funny is that I didn't know it was God that gave me the idea to get the donuts. To be honest it felt really weird to have Him use me without agreeing to it. I was and still am okay with it, I was just surprised.


God can use us to perform miracles, cast out demons, and feed the office lady! God created everything in this universe so He can use them any way He pleases. He can even work through animals. If you read through Numbers 22 below you will see that God used a donkey to speak to a stubborn man. If God can work through a donkey, He can work through anyone and anything!

Numbers 22:21-39

Summary


God is the potter and we are the clay, so He can do what He wants with us (Isaiah 64:8). You can see all throughout the old testament and new testament that God performs miracles and speaks through people. When you confess Jesus is Lord and become born again we receive the Holy Spirit. If you have faith to believe God can work through you, the Holy Spirit inside of you will provide the power.


If you are looking to do the will of God you will need to have faith, because you cannot please Him without it (Hebrews 11:6) There are several occasions where Jesus was upset at His disciples because they lacked faith. If you believe, anything is possible (Mark 9:23).


If you were wondering where God was when you were struggling, you can be assured He was right there with you. Psalm 139 talks about how we cannot escape God. He knew us before we were born, knows when we wake up, and knows wherever we might go. He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).

Psalm 139

I have many testimonies of God using me to get a word of knowledge for someone that was suicidal or in pain and then God delivering them. I know many other people that have testimonies just like mine. God wants to use you to help the hurting and brokenhearted. God works through people. If you are a Christian I encourage you to read the Bible, get some faith and start believing God will use you in extraordinary ways to help those around you.


Jesus came to help those that need help and so should we. Let your light shine wherever you go. People are hurting everywhere. The light that is within you has the power to help anyone that comes in your path.


I dare you to believe it!


Update* The day after I wrote this article I was at work and had the idea to take a break and go to the gas station to fill up my tank. On my way back I had the idea to go the long way, which I never do. Then I saw cops and traffic jams everywhere. We were on an overpass and I could see down and there were police cars blocking traffic from both sides.


I wasn't sure what was going on until I saw a man standing at the edge of the bridge. It was then that I knew God had used me again to be there at that exact moment to pray for him. I said the same prayer that I do for everyone that requests prayer from my suicide project pages.


God recently gave me the idea to share my testimony to help those that are suicidal. I created a completely separate website dedicated to helping those that have lost hope. You can find it at suicidetalks.org. There are hundreds of people viewing it each day.


These are two examples of how God works through people. Knowingly and unknowingly. If you want to learn more you can ask in the comments section below or at out Contact Us page.