And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. (Acts16:25-26 KJV)
Friend, I know that you, like me, wish that we could get an IMMEDIATE answer to some of our troubles TODAY. We wish that all the time - Don't we?
Hang On! Hang Tight! Don't Give Up! Stay Trusting! God will come through for you SUDDENLY. SUDDENLY, in his time. I want you to know today that we each have varying problems and God knows ALL about them. He knows about the sicknesses, he knows about the family troubles, he knows that you don't have a job, he knows about your marital issues, he knows about your financial difficulties, YES HE KNOWS.
It is my belief that God allows us to go through the pain and suffering but for a moment to test our faithfulness and dependence on him. Those who depend more on him, get their deliverance FASTER than those who have LITTLE OR NO FAITH.
As much as we think that we are at our lowest, none of us have been ever placed down into a lion's den or locked up in prison, HANDS AND FEET bound. If these men who loved the Lord so much had to go through such pain and suffering before being promoted, what do we expect?
I know, I know. You've probably looked up to God just now and said, please don't take me there Lord. I did too. The point I am trying to draw out here is this. All we have to do is to stay trusting and remain faithful to God and he will cause things to CHANGE SUDDENLY!
Even when a law was setup to get Daniel killed because he was praying to the one true and living God, he didn't get scared and stop praying to HIM. He didn't start crying or try to migrate. Daniel remained faithful and true. He threw back his windows and prayed openly to God still. He knew that his God would deliver. Even when they arrested him and carried out the King's order to throw those who disobeyed into the lion's den, Daniel was at peace.
Note this: In the morning, THINGS CHANGED SUDDENLY. Daniel was not only saved, but he was promoted. His enemies who had him setup to be killed, were wiped off of the face of the earth. Them and their families. (Becareful what you do and say about God's People, for you and your generation may probably suffer for it. There is nothing wrong about condemning the wrong that God's people do, but never try to slow them or stop them from doing God's work or from serving him or you might just get a curse on your life)
Let's look at Paul and Silas.
The same thing happened with them. They were locked up for spreading the gospel. Even at their lowest in prison, they were not afraid. They sang praises unto God and prayed. They never lost faith that their God would deliver and would deliver SUDDENLY. Look at what happens.
And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. (Acts16:26 KJV)
God delivered SUDDENLY!
Friend, your SUDDEN and MIRACULOUS DELIVERY is coming soon too. God can take care of ANY and EVERY PROBLEM. Just keep praying and singing and trusting. Hope is Ahead for you!
God did it back then and he is still well able to do it today!
Never Give Up! Keep on Pushing! Hope is Ahead for You!