“Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After they prayed the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. (Acts 4:29-31)
We may not be threatened by leaders as Peter and John were, but the enemy tries to keep us from doing God’s work. When someone angers us, it’s a sign to give the problem to God. Because we trust God, we should thank Him in advance for solving our problems and for the gift of the Holy Spirit, so we can act boldly and perform signs and wonders in the name of Jesus.
Peter and John gave us the example to not be angry at those who threaten us or stand in our way of doing God’s will. When we ask God and trust him to solve our problems, we will no longer respond to people with anger. Then God will shake up the world around us by giving us His Holy Spirit and enabling us to do His will boldly.
Dearest Father in heaven, I praise you for being trustworthy. Thank you for providing solutions to my problems and providing the means to do Your will. I thank you for stretching out Your hand and healing me and my loved ones. Let me perform signs and wonders through the name of Jesus and the power of Your Holy Spirit so that I may fulfill the dreams you’ve placed in my heart. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.