Have you ever been in a difficult position where you just think this is the end of me? You look at the situation and say to yourself… there’s no way I’m coming out of this. I’ve been there. I was once in a fire and with no way out; I found a little corner to seat in, said my last prayers and started singing praises. The fire brigade was called but with a massive riot taking place outside, i didnt think they would make it on time and even when they got to where we were, we had to wait until they broke the walls down. I tell you… that was the day I knew that the smoke from the flames could choke you to death even before the flames reach you. That day, I remember telling God… so after having several car accidents, its fire that would finally take me out. However, God forbid; He found a way to get me out of there. To Him be the glory.
Also, recently, a friend told me of a day she almost drowned. Not knowing how to swim, she said her last prayers, held her noise and started going down. She thought it was the end of her but from nowhere, a hand pulled her out. She said from where she was, it could only have been an angel.
Such was the case with Peter when he was locked up in jail. Knowing that James was executed only a few hours ago, he must have thought that there was definitely no way out. Perhaps he said his last prayers and went to sleep but… suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared… struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists… “…Follow me,” the angel told him. Peter followed him out of the prison, BUT HE HAD NO IDEA THAT WHAT THE ANGEL WAS DOING WAS REALLY HAPPENING; HE THOUGHT HE WAS SEEING A VISION. They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him. THEN PETER CAME TO HIMSELF AND SAID, “NOW I KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT THE LORD HAS SENT HIS ANGEL AND RESCUED ME FROM HEROD’S CLUTCHES AND FROM EVERYTHING THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE HOPING WOULD HAPPEN” (Acts 12:6-11 NIV).
NOW I KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT THE LORD HAS SENT HIS ANGEL AND RESCUED ME… Are you currently in a tight corner and feel there’s no way out? Don’t worry… it would be like a dream when the Lord rescues you.
Remember… When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “THE LORD HAS DONE GREAT THINGS FOR THEM.” (Psalm 126:1-2 NKJV)