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Mysterious Ways

     There is evidence of God’s love all around us, we just need to recognize
it. A stranger’s all-too-perfectly timed random act of kindness. A deceased
     loved one who appears to you in a dream just when you need her most. A
     delayed flight that leads to an unexpected family reunion.

     These events are more than mere coincidences. They are proof that
     God’s love, God’s grace and God’s mercy are indeed revealed in
      Mysterious Ways.






Recent Mysterious Ways Stories

Clouds and open window: Mysterious Ways logo

I’d just lost my dearest friend to cancer and faced my own cancer surgery. Would I ever find peace?

by Birgit Quam
, Anna Maria, Florida

The flames of the wildfire came and went. Everything else burned, but by an inexplicable miracle, one beloved tree survived. Was there a reason?

by Adam Hunter

house engulfed in flames

He was at the scene to cover a routine fire department training exercise. He never could have anticipated what he witnessed.

by Keith Bryson
, Sulligent, Alabama

Was it God’s grace that saved a runner from a fatal heart attack? Larry Ritsema was out for an early morning jog around his neighborhood. On a quiet, shady street, he began to feel faint. Suddenly, everything went black. Larry collapsed to the asphalt.

by Adam Hunter

Close-up of past due bills.

My husband and I were deep in debt. With his disability, it seemed we’d never climb out of it.

by Diane Womble
, Duluth, Georgia

Sometimes we encounter something that makes us pause and wonder: Are we seeing a sign from God? Could the divine resemblance be more than a coincidence? When Don Taylor looked at one vine growing up a utility pole, he thought it looked familiar...

by Adam Hunter

The tornado was bearing down on our house, and nothing could stop it.

by Robert M. Barr
, Webster City, Iowa

A farmer's prayer for rain was answered in the most mysterious way...

by Paul Geisbert
, Frederick, Maryland

blooming irises are a sign of God's love

I always gave Mom flowers on her birthday. And flowers were the best present she ever gave me.

by Karen Garloch
, Charlotte, N.C.

I was worried about our big move. Then I received a mysterious sign.

by Joyce Garner
, Casselberry, Florida

Bonnie McEneaney

Grieving the death of her husband, a 9/11 widow receives a comforting sign from heaven.

by Bonnie McEneaney
, New Canaan, Connecticut

Our budget was drained. Now I was out of laundry soap. How would I clean my baby’s diapers?

by Shirley Pope Waite
, Walla Walla, Washington

Overcome by an inexplicable feeling, she insisted they stop at a particular Florida fruit stand for oranges. Last week’s Mysterious Ways newsletter inspired a Guideposts reader to tell us about the sudden urge she had one day out on the road...

by Adam Hunter

When my husband fell ill, knitting was our best medicine

by Teresa Gregory
, Indianapolis, Indiana

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