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Miracles Happen Every Day
By Joel Osteen - Jun 22, 2009
Not long ago, I heard a story about a woman who had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was married with two children and was very afraid. She was doing her best to stay positive and hopeful, but it was very difficult. The doctors gave her a 15% chance of surviving. She continued to pray and believe God, and she had good friends and family supporting her.

One day, a friend gave her a small, gray rock that had the words, "Expect a Miracle" written on it. When she received that rock, something leaped on the inside of her. As she looked at it, she could feel her faith being ignited. She knew right at that moment that the message was directly for her. She believed she was going to get well.

From that day forward, the woman carried that simple, little rock with her everywhere she went. All through the day she had it in her pocket or in her purse, and at night she would put it on her beside table.

The rock itself wasn´t anything special, but it served as a reminder that God was working behind the scenes to restore her health. It helped her to keep her faith focused on God and His miracle–working power in her life.

Over time, the woman went through chemotherapy and several major surgeries. After months of fighting the good fight of faith, it was time to determine if the treatment had helped. The doctors were going to biopsy her in 100 different places in her body where they thought the cancer could have spread. They already told her not to get her hopes up since there was little to no chance that she would be completely cancer free, but she went into surgery with an attitude of faith and her little rock right by her side. When she woke up, she saw a beautiful older woman dressed in a very bright, white dress standing next to her bed. She assumed the older woman was a nurse. The older woman said in a very kind voice, "Are you the lady who´s expecting a miracle?"

A bit groggy from the surgery, the woman thought, "How does this lady know anything about me?" She said, "Yes, I am." The older woman handed her a small plaque that said, "Miracles Happen Every Day."

When the woman received the plaque, she felt God´s presence like never before. She felt warmness and a tingling flowing throughout her body. The next thing she remembered was waking up and seeing her husband standing over her with a big smile. He said, "Honey, the results are in. The doctors did not find any cancer in your body."

That woman never found out who the older woman in the bright, white dress was, but she still has the plaque on her wall at home, "Miracles Happen Every Day."

I encourage you today, no matter what you may be facing, no matter what anyone else says; choose to believe what God says. Expect a miracle. Let your actions show that your faith is in God because with God all things are possible. Miracles happen every day!
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