How do you identify signs from God?

Should I be on the look-out for signs from God?

Signs from God appear throughout our lives, even if you’re not paying attention.

“For most of my life, I didn’t believe in God,” Suzy Farbman writes.

She was raised as a Reformed Jew, and instead of attending Sunday school, she’d slip away and head straight for the nearest candy store. In her fifties, agnosticism, depression and a bit of drinking followed her around, and it wasn’t until a special sign from God that she found her way again.

Sometimes, you have to turn to God to receive the sign you’re looking for.

“One night, in desperation, I prayed for what may have been twenty or thirty minutes for release from my worries,” Suzy writes.

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Prayer will encourage signs from God to appear in your life. CC BY 2.0/Wikimedia

She woke up the next morning feeling considerably and even physically lighter.

Can that be considered a sign from God?

Of course! A sign from God doesn’t have to be a suspicious coincidence or a stranger with good intentions (though sometimes they are). Prayer worked, and continues to work throughout Suzy’s life.

On rare occasions, signs from God are clear as day. More often, we know these as miracles.

Suzy’s friend Daniel once planned to go into psychology or law. But when he was 20 years old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of testicular cancer. His chances of survival were slim to none.

Two surgeries later, the virulent cancer was gone. Though the doctors expected to find the tumor had spread, it disappeared instead.

Instead of becoming a psychiatrist or a lawyer, Daniel became a rabbi.

What if I miss a sign from God?

There are no dire consequences to missing a sign from God. Signs are meant to help, guide and aid, not harm. The signs that are truly meant for you will manifest themselves in your life one way or another, even if you don’t notice them at first.


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