In Acts 12, Herod goes after the church, killing the apostle James and tossing Peter into prison. While he’s locked up, a prayer group starts at the house of Mary, beseeching the Lord to free Peter. The Lord does exactly that, allowing Peter to miraculously escape from prison and he goes to Mary’s house to show himself. A girl named Rhoda answers the door and is shocked to see Peter standing there, so shocked she forgets to let him in!
There are people that believe God doesn’t answer our prayers unless we have complete faith He’s going to do so. Yet look at this story here. The group prays for Peter’s freedom and yet when he’s free, they’re surprised. It doesn’t sound like they prayed with much faith.
The truth is God’s will is going to be done whether we have incredible faith, a little faith, or no faith. I’m always surprised when God answers my prayers, but not because of a lack of faith, but because the Lord continues to surprise me with how good He is and how much He cares about me. Just like He told Jeremiah, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things” (Jeremiah 33:3).
Show me Your power, Lord!
Pastor Ron Kitchell