One of the blessings of the Christian faith is the opportunity to talk to Jehovah God. Through prayer, we are able to take our problems to the God of all creation and, we are assured that God hears our prayers.
God answers our prayers in one of three ways; Yes, No or wait. We like one of those responses and that is Yes. And at times, even the Yes may surprise us.
In Acts 12:6-8, the Bible says that Peter was in prison. The next day, Peter was to stand trial. The night before he was to stand trial, Peter feel asleep while he was fastened with chains to two soldiers.
All of a sudden, there was a great light in the cell and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and the angel told Peter to quickly get up and leave.
Peter then went to a home where the leaders of the church were gathered to pray. There was a knock at the door and a servant girl went to the door and was astonished to find Peter! I mean, right there, standing before her was the answer to the prayers the people had been praying.
She went back inside and told the people Peter was at the door. Some of them said, “You are out of your mind.” lol
As I read that, I find myself in that story. many times I’ve prayed for something and I can be astonished when God answers! Maybe you are praying for something that’s pretty big. You are praying but… deep down.. you may be thinking, “I don’t know if God can handle this one.” God can handle anything.
So, the lesson in this for me is, don’t be astonished when God answers our big, bold prayers with ‘yes.”
Of course the flip side is also true… we shouldn’t get frustrated or entertain doubts if God says No. We serve a great God. A God who is able to handle our problems. Join me in trusting our God as we pray.