“Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.” Acts 12:5
Anytime someone we care about is in the fight of their life, it is human nature to want to save them, but understand that God is at work in people’s hearts and in their life, and every situation we face has an expiration date. When God allows our entrance into a trial, He already has prepared the way out. What God expects from us is to simply be there for them to pray for them and encourage them. Don’t take matters into your own hands. As much as you care about those in your life, use wisdom in giving counsel and advice. If He hasn’t given you anything to say, don’t say anything. The prophet Isaiah puts it this way, “The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. (Isaiah 50:4)” It hurts when you see those you love hurting, but pray for God to fill your mouth with wisdom. Don’t encourage emotional decisions. They can cause further pain and problems that you don’t want. Encourage faith in the Lord and patience. When Peter was in prison, the believers of that day didn’t create an escape plan out of pure emotion to help get him out of prison. They prayed, and while they prayed God delivered Peter supernaturally and he came knocking on the door right in the middle of their powerful prayer meeting. Let God do it! Let Him be glorified in your loved one’s life. He can do a much better job than you ever could.
Prayer: Father, I pray that You give me the tongue of the learned. Help me use wisdom in giving counsel. So many are in pain and feeling distressed. So many are in the fight of their life. Every person in my life, I give them to You. Lord You are our great deliver. You are our healer. Help them Lord to trust You and wait on You. Use me to minister to them effectively. Draw them closer to You and be glorified in their life. In Jesus Name, Amen.
(Read Acts 12:1-17, Isaiah 61:1-3)