28 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.
29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 They were glad when it grew calm,
and he guided them to their desired haven.
Middle East—Akbed didn't know what to do next after numerous visits with doctors and witches to make his sick wife well. He heard there was a group of Christians quietly meeting in a Bible League-trained worker's home. He thought he would go to them for prayer, but knew he would be treated with contempt by his family and neighbors. There were no options left.
His belief about Christians:
All his life Akbed believed Christians were evil—that their Bible was flawed and corrupt. He was taught to disdain those who follow this Christian God. Now he had no choice but to visit the man in charge named Danil.
"If you pray she will be healed," Akbed pleaded. Danil responded, "It is my principle that you need to come to the church meeting in order to receive prayer."
He risked everything to try and save his wife:
Risking his reputation but realizing his wife was more important than what his fellow Muslims thought, he brought her to the church meeting and they received prayer. They also learned of God's love through the teaching of His Word during the meeting. Their minds had been changed about Jesus and their lives would change as well.
God healed her:
Through the prayers of God's faithful in this small village, Akbed's wife was healed in body and soul. Akbed says of his wife, "She's a new creature in Christ; God has changed her into a new woman!"
There is power in prayer. Pray for those around you so that they can see the power of the Lord.
Dear Lord, we thank You that we can talk to You through prayer. We are amazed at the power of prayer and are thankful for what You do. Help us to believe and continue to come to You through prayer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.