When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she did not open the gate, but ran back in and told them that Peter was standing at the gate.
Acts 12:14 NET
Peter was put in jail by King Herod. He had already killed James, and Peter was probably next.
The church gathered to pray for Peter.
While Peter was in prison, being guarded by many guards, an angel walked him out unharmed.
He went to the house where people were praying. When Rhoda heard his voice, she didn’t open the door but ran to tell everyone praying.
Without actually laying eyes on Peter, Rhoda knew that God had answered their prayer. She had an expectation that God would answer prayer and He did.
There were some who weren’t expecting. When she mentioned that Peter was at the door, they made excuses like, “it must be his angel.”
But she knew what the truth was, she heard his voice. This was easily confirmed when they finally opened the door.
You might find yourself around other Christians who say they pray, even go through the motions, but then find it hard to truly believe or are amazed when God actually does come through.
Instead, have an expectation that God will ALWAYS come through for You! He loves you and wants to bless you.
He isn’t some cosmic Santa Claus. You need to make sure your prayer is aligned with His will. But if it is, you can expect that He will come through!
Know His Word. Align with His will. Expect an answer to prayer!
Father, thank You that you truly listen to my prayers. Thank You that You are active and moving to answer them. Help me to be patient to wait on Your timing.