We are going through a difficult time in our nation Zimbabwe.
Just look at the news and you will see
what I mean. In this kind of atmosphere it is very easy
to think ones life is pointless and aimless. Can God make a way
for us in such darkness?
Is this intense darkness stronger than God’s glorious
How will God’s plan work itself in such circumstances?
You may be in the same situation I am in, a situation where
things seem so bleak, so dark. What is the answer?
For the answer, let’s go to the word.
There is a man I would like to talk
about. Things looked bleak for him. His life
seemed like it was over. There was no answer in sight for him.
His name was Aeneas!
“Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he went
down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.
There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedfast
for eight years and was paralysed. “
Acts 9: 32, 33
Aeneas was paralysed. His circumstances told him his life was
over. He couldn’t move.
He was bed-ridden for eight years and paralysed. I can’t
imagine how he felt. Did he have hope things would turn around?
I highly doubt it. But even though he was bed-ridden for eight
years God had a plan for his life. Even though he was paralysed
God had a plan.
“And Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [now]
makes you whole. Get up and make your bed! And immediately
[Aeneas] stood up.
Then all the inhabitants of Lydda and the plain of Sharon saw
[what had happened to] him and they turned to the Lord.”
Acts 9:34, 35
Did you see that? ALL the inhabitants saw what happened
and turned to the Lord! It’s amazing to think the key to a
whole town’s deliverance and salvation came through a
paralysed man! The enemy had a plan for Aeneas and we know
this because sickness and death are not part of God’s plan. It’s
the enemy that kills, steals and destroys.
But God’s plan prevailed because God is always stronger
than the enemy. There is not a time the enemy is stronger than
When I read this story I was in awe. How God works is beyond
what you and I can comprehend.
I don’t know if Aeneas knew what God was going to do.
I don’t know if he knew God would use him to turn the hearts
of an entire town or city…..
What I do know is that Aeneas had been bed-ridden for eight
years and was paralysed but God had a plan for him. No matter
how bleak things seem God has a plan. No matter how dark
things may appear God has a plan. His plan will prevail.
Trust in the Lord.
That’s my declaration.
God bless you friends….
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