Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. Acts 16:26
At first glance, it would seem that God allowed this earthquake to take place in order that Paul and Silas would be set free. The earthquake came and their bands were loosed. There was nothing holding them back. They could have fled immediately — wouldn’t have you? But no — Paul and Silas waited…and as a result, the jailer and his entire family were saved! Many times we assume God’s reasoning for doing the things He does. The Lord may have released us to walk through a door that He has clearly opened — but He may also have other purposes in mind. Let’s not be so quick to assume. There’s no hurry. God won’t shut a door if it is His divine will for it to be open!! Brothers & Sisters, let’s be patient and be sure to be led by the Spirit of God. These are amazing times we’re living in. We don’t want to miss out on God’s perfect will!
Beloved, I pray with you.
As you praise The Lord with all your heart today, may every foundational problem in your life begin to shake, and may doors hitherto shut against you begin to open for you to receive your freedom and may chains and limitations in your life break finally in Jesus’ name. Amen.