Acts 8:7–8, NLT
And many who had been paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was great joy in that city.
The great joy in the city was the result of preaching the gospel there by a believer named Philip, who had fled the persecution of the church in Jerusalem. He left Jerusalem in great distress and disappointment, but look at how God works. Philip went from great distress to great joy, from great trouble to great miracles, from great rejection to people who loved him greatly. He didn't realize when he was forced out by opposition in Jerusalem that great joy was waiting for him in Samaria and the fulfilling of his destiny.
You may have gone through things that have caused you great pain, great disappointment, great loss. You could be bitter and live discouraged, but that is not how your story ends. As with Philip, you're going to come into new opportunities. Doors that weren't open before are going to open for you. What has been shaken in your life is leading to great joy, great favor, great relationships, great health. Get ready for the shift that's coming.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that the times of shaking and difficulty in my life are going to shift me to something greater. Thank You that You're giving me new desires and creativity and opening new doors of opportunity. I believe that You will bless me so I can be a bigger blessing. In Jesus' Name, Amen.