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“One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.” – (Acts 3:1-8)

It is a fact that God knows us more than we know ourselves. Therefore he is more able then us to know what are our needs and what are our wants.

The Lame man was asking for money to cope, Jesus through His faithful disciples gave him much more than that. He provided him a new life, the strength to be self sufficient and also to be a contributor rather than a liability for the society.

Sometimes we ask God for certain things with an open heart but we do not receive exactly what we expected. This scripture should encourage us to trust in the Lord in every circumstance, knowing that He will working out things for our bedt interest. He is the master maker of our lives and that is why we should:

trust in the Lord and not on our own understanding, in your ways acknowledge Him and He will make our paths straight”
(Proverbs 3:5-6)

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