oh, and 105lynne,
you commit NO SIN AT ALL by asking God for a miracle.
He may not grant a dramatic miracle, but it sure doesn’t hurt to ask and ask.
He has worked untold thousands of miracles for countless numbers of people down through the ages, and they were NO MORE “SPECIAL” than you are.
I am CERTAIN that the poster above 100% MEANT WELL in cautioning you against expecting a miracle,
but it is very ill-timed to tell a desperate and terrified person that she better not count on God giving her any miraculous help. Cuz when you think about it,
ALL help is miraculous. And if you DIDN’T ask God for it, you wouldn’t get it, even
through normal channels, in all likelihood. So ask away.
You’d be surprised at how many of our well-to-do friends, who really are our friends 99% of the time, suddenly become tightwads when they discover that we are in serious financial trouble and could use some help — help that we would give THEM without them even having to ask us if the shoe was on the other foot!!! But that’s the way of the world. Even if they have lots of money, people just DON’T like to part with hardly any of it, even for a friend in dire need. That is FACT and is WHY Paul **had to write **the caustic comment that I quoted above, because that is HOW people are, even people of MEANS.
I had a relative who was very well off, very. And though she had a lot of good qualities in other areas, when it came to donating to a charity, even the most worthy one, she would write them ONE $5 check, one and only one, JUST ONCE. I’m sorry, but I don’t believe that that is right. If everybody did that, St. Jude Hospital, Catholic Charities, Food For the Poor, Feeding America, and other VERY GOOD charities would shut their doors permanently the next day.
But trust God in this, and ask like CRAZY for his help in getting what you need.He’ll come through. It may not be in the WAY that you expect or hope for, but
He WILL come through. And sometimes in VERY SURPRISING ways.
Love to you,