I was recently re-reading Acts12 and as I was reading it again, I got something I hadn’t even seen before.
The story is of Peter being imprisoned and his subsequent release from prison by an angel of The Lord. All of this is great stuff and we have read it and heard it preached, BUT, here is where I want to take you.
In Verse 12, when Peter appears at the door of the house where others had been praying, presumably for him, they didn’t believe it was him.
The Holy Spirit hit me with this, ” Why bother to pray for something if you can’t even believe in it when it happens?”.
Jesus taught us that if we pray, believing, then we shall receive. [Mark 11:24]
Here these people had been praying for God to intercede on Peter’s behalf, and when HE does, they can’t believe it is true.
That really sounds like the “Church” of today. Most of them praying for something from God and really not expecting God to answer their prayers.
Lord, I believe, BUT, help my unbelief!!!
That’s a sad statement! BUT, yet it is true of many today in their prayer life!
Why is it that they can trust God for their Salvation, but have difficulty trusting HIM for anything else?
God loves us more than we can imagine. We can not fathom that kind of Love. He is looking for someone to Love HIM back, with all our heart!! Not half of it. Fully Love Him and Trust Him with all of your heart and your need. HE won’t let you down and you can REALLY BELIEVE it to be true !