God is sending the help you need
I stood transfixed, staring at my grandmother, Rosie. I had never seen a home hospital bed before and was too young to understand how Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease, was responsible for her being confined to one.
My mom, Annie, stood behind me, assuring me that it was okay to go in and have a closer look at the elderly matriarch who was once full of laughter and life. Though hesitant at first, after a few moments passed, my curiosity drew me to Grandma Rosie’s bedside.
“This is your granddaughter, Dianna,” Mom said loudly.
“She can hear,” my mother added, instinctively answering the internal question I dared not utter.
“Go ahead,” she nudged. “You can say hi and talk to her.”
“Hi Grandma,” I said just above a whisper, almost as soft as her rosy-cheeks. “It’s Dianna. I love you,” I continued, leaning in closer, waiting for a response that never came. Though this happened many years ago, this memory of my beautiful Grandma Rosie is quite vivid. She spent the rest of her days in that state before going home to be with Jesus. Though her mind and body did not recover, thankfully, she now has a new body and is no longer in pain.
Sometimes, in life, God chooses to heal our loved ones on the other side, but that doesn’t mean He is not a worker of miracles, amen? He just chooses to do things according to His sovereign plan. While I have seen the Lord call afflicted loved ones home, I have also witnessed Him reverse diagnoses, cure terminal illness and do what others say is impossible. He’s done that in my own life! The God we read about in the Bible is the same God who is alive today, and He yet works miracles.
In Acts 9:32-35, the Apostle Peter, who traveled around the country preaching the Gospel and performing miracles by the power of Christ, went to visit the saints in a town called Lydda. While he was there, he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. After close to a decade had passed with no improvement in Aeneas’s condition, I’m sure some people believed he would remain that way until his death. But they were wrong, because God had other plans and sent Peter to help him.
In verse 34, Peter said to Aeneas, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat,” and instantly, Aeneas got up. Just like that, he was totally healed!
According to verse 35, those who lived in Lydda and the Plain of Sharon, “saw him and turned to the Lord.” So then, God sent help to Aeneas because He is a merciful deliverer, but also, to reveal His glory and draw others to faith in Christ. There was a greater purpose for Aeneas’s trial.
Friend, there is a purpose in your trial, too. Furthermore, God is sending help in your time of affliction. It is His good pleasure to bless you and use your life to inspire faith, and hope in others. Don’t stop believing that God will do the miraculous for you.
Aeneas’s name means “praised” or “praiseworthy,” even though, for eight years, not much about his life may have seemed praiseworthy or admirable. But in an instant, God changed all that when He worked a miracle – the kind of miracle the Lord still performs today.
So, prepare for your miracle. Expect God to make changes in your situation and do some praiseworthy things for you. Be on the lookout for divine help. The Lord is sending some your way. I don’t know how long you have been waiting, but keep on trusting the Lord for a favorable outcome.
As I said in today’s podcast, faith opens the door for blessings.
Today, no matter what may be going on in your life, grab hold of faith and refuse to let go. When you confidently stand on the promises of God, He will reward you, and you will share the testimony of other believers who are able to declare Psalm 126:3 NIV, which is what I’m stirring into your cup of inspiration. It says, “The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”
As you drink down the contents of your cup, expect God, your refuge and present help, to show up in a big way. Just as He sent Peter to find Aeneas, God is making sure that help, blessings and favor find you.
Now let’s pray.
God, thank You for the praiseworthy things You have done, are doing, and will do in my life. And even though I don’t see Your total plan yet, I know You are working in my favor and sending the help I need. I rejoice in anticipation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you desire prayer, please allow me, along with my intercessory prayer team, to stand in faith with you for breakthrough. We would be so honored. We have seen God work over and over again. There is power in agreement. Click here to request prayer now.
As always, thanks for reading and until next time... may today's cup of inspiration uplift, encourage, and empower you!