Inexplicable

Recent Inexplicable Stories

Reunited brothers Isaac Nolting and Dakotah Zimmer

Assistant editor Daniel Kessel tells the story of a coincidence that reunited long-lost brothers–and answered a mother’s prayers.

by Adam Hunter

The rear bumper of a red car with a Just Married sign on it

Her dealings with the DMV had been protracted and frustrating, but the payoff was very much worth it.

by Mallory Lindert
, Theresa, Wisconsin

A man in a blue shirt praying

Click through the images to read one heating repairman's humorous tale of receiving a heavenly assist in making a repair.


There are so many unexpected things in this world, so many mysteries and wonders...

by Edward Grinnan

surgeons in a hallway

I opened up my Bible searching for reassurance that everything would be okay.

by Patricia Hartmann
, Ojai, California

small girl playing the piano

The piano was a gift that kept on giving.

by Susan Dodd Atkinson
, Castle Hayne, North Carolina

Woman on the side of the road, using her cell phone beside a broken-down car.

We missed out on visiting a friend… but we got to help another one.

by Roxine Shields
, Silver Spring, Maryland

college roommates sitting on the lawn

The weekend before college and not a free dorm room in sight. What would their son do?

by Lois Wille
, West Valley City, Utah

close-up of a root beer float

The Steak ‘n Shake was an odd place for a memorial, but it’s what her brother would have wanted.

by Mabel Louise Caringer
, Stratford, Connecticut

illustration of a frantic woman making a phone call

My too-busy brain nearly ruined my volunteer group’s event. But someone had my back.

by Maureen Guffanti
, Vista, California

An artist's rendering of flowers overlaid with script reading 'Hallelujah'

Though her mother was pronounced dead, her family never gave up hope of her returning to them.

by Evangelina Garza and Belinda Leal
, Mission, Texas

dashboard door ajar warning light

She was running late when something slowed her down, a warning she couldn’t ignore.

by Karen Wharton
, Jamul, California

Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief

When she found out the meaning of her cat's name, she knew it was meant to be.


Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief

When a fun vacation turns into a moment of terror, a prayer is answered in an astonishing way.


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