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The Suddenly’s

What are you waiting on? Are you asking God to do something? Like me, you might have been waiting for a long time and not received an answer, but do you realize that God works in the suddenly’s? Meaning at any point your whole circumstance can change. Your prayer can be answered. Your wait can be over. Your miracle can come. In an instant God can change everything for you.

Scripture has example after example of God working in the suddenly’s and in most of the examples that I read, the suddenly was preceded by prayer. In Acts 16, Paul was in prison, but suddenly God loosed Paul’s chains in an instant. Paul received his breakthrough and was’t bound anymore to the walls of his prison anymore, as stated in Acts 16:26 which says, “Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.” 

But that isn’t the only example. What about Acts 2:2-3 when suddenly a sound came from heaven and the people were filled with the Holy Spirit or Acts 22:6 when Paul suddenly heard a verse from heaven? Or how about Isaiah 9:1 which says, “But suddenly there will be no more gloom for the land that suffered.”  In an instant all the gloom was removed. God can take your depression, sadness, anxiety, sorrow, misery, and despair away just like that. He can say one word and change your whole circumstances. 

You know what I love about the word suddenly? It not only means quickly, but it also means unexpected. God might not answer how or when you expect him too, but he will answer you. What suddenly are you asking the Lord to do? What is preventing you from believing that he does work in the suddenly’s? Believe that at any moment God can change your circumstances around by bringing a sudden answer to your prayers!

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25 Comments
  • Lauren
    Posted at 08:30h, 01 July Reply

    What about when he suddenly healed you from MDDS or your mom?? Living testaments… I loooooove this post. It’s so encouraging and true and surprisingly fresh news!!! 😘❤️🙌🏼

  • Patti
    Posted at 08:44h, 01 July Reply

    I love, love this post. Just what i needed. Thank you

  • Belinda
    Posted at 09:27h, 01 July Reply

    Isn’t this the truth???? Great post, C!!!

  • Mary
    Posted at 09:41h, 01 July Reply

    Love this! I never really thought about the word “suddenly” in depth before. It’s a great reminder tha God is all powerful and He is watching out for us at all times.

  • Kristy
    Posted at 09:42h, 01 July Reply

    Amen!!!! He is an awesome God indeed.

  • kate
    Posted at 09:53h, 01 July Reply

    what a great giveaway!!

  • Ally
    Posted at 10:31h, 01 July Reply

    A whole new way to look at the word “suddenly”. Great, thoughtful post!

  • Valerie
    Posted at 10:51h, 01 July Reply

    After years and years of waiting and not knowing …God did suddenly–unexpectedly answer. I always would plan and visualize the unexpected, but it never happened and so I thought it never would. God is the God of the impossible. And nothing is impossible with Him. Nothing is too hard for the Lord!

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 11:04h, 01 July Reply

    Loved this thought and post! Thank you so much for your faithfulness to share what God places upon your heart!

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 11:06h, 01 July Reply

    Such an interesting thought and so true! I thought about that recently. In one tiny instant, all of the waiting could be answered. Kind of crazy to think about!

  • Tiffani
    Posted at 12:01h, 01 July Reply

    This is my life right now. Thank you so much for this confirmation that I am still in the the right pace.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 13:23h, 01 July Reply

    one never knows what He is going to do 🙂

  • Andrea
    Posted at 13:23h, 01 July Reply

    one never knows what God is going to do 🙂

  • Mel Thompson
    Posted at 13:30h, 01 July Reply

    This is so very true. I just struggle with patience sometimes. Suddenly and instantly are completely different things and I have to keep reminding myself of that.

  • Mihaela Echols
    Posted at 19:38h, 01 July Reply

    I love how you guys tackled such an interesting topic- suddenly and used scripture.

  • Sarah Jane
    Posted at 21:20h, 01 July Reply

    It’s a good reminder. We’ve been praying for my husband’s dissertation to be complete for our whole marriage, and at times my thoughts and the words out of my mouth have not been honoring to God. (Less than 2 weeks ago, we found out his dissertation was approved!!) Now we’re praying for him to find a full time job.

  • De Bolton
    Posted at 07:22h, 02 July Reply

    Yes, everything can change from moment to moment and I have finally become appreciative and at peace with God’s timing.

  • Pamela
    Posted at 10:53h, 02 July Reply

    I love the thought of God working in our “suddenlys.” I have some of the “unexpected” answers…often forgetting how long the wait.

  • Vanessa Raphael
    Posted at 11:28h, 02 July Reply

    I love this! God works in the suddenly. I am waiting for my healing and I expect it to suddenly happen ❤️😀

  • Tara
    Posted at 21:24h, 02 July Reply

    What a beautiful topic. And a great reminder that I need!

  • Laura
    Posted at 22:48h, 02 July Reply

    Yes! I’ve seen a few “suddenly’s” in my lifetime, and they’re such a good reminder that God is the one in control. Plus, the “suddenly’s” oftentimes result in greater glory for God than the quick answers we want. Every time God comes through for me in a big way after months or years of waiting, I stand amazed at how everything worked together. Perfectly, according to His plan. I wouldn’t appreciate God’s work in my life nearly as much if I received all my answers immediately. Continuing to pray for your “suddenly”!

  • Kristi
    Posted at 02:23h, 03 July Reply

    So true…all in an instant things can change. However, what might feel like an instant to us, God totally set into motion way before hand! He is so good!

  • simple Ula
    Posted at 11:27h, 03 July Reply

    Hi Caroline :), I’m here for the very first time, but from what I’ve seen here so far, I’m sure I’ll be here much more often! 🙂
    I really like this post and agree with you 100%. It also gives me more hope :), so thank you :).
    Blessings,
    Ula.

  • Patricia
    Posted at 02:55h, 04 July Reply

    “In an instant God can change everything for you”. Aaaaamen!!!!

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 18:14h, 15 July Reply

    I found this very encouraging. Thank you!

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