Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Phillip, saying, Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza. This is desert. Acts 8:26 NKJV
Sometimes the unforeseen happens. The diagnosis which shatters your world. The phone call nobody wants. Your marriage. Your career. Your kids. It just wasn’t what you expected.
Let’s look at Phillip, a big-time evangelist. He preached the Gospel in Samaria, healed the lame and cast out demons. Many souls were saved.
Why would God send one of His best men to a desert? This could not be what Phillip expected after such success.
Life usually doesn’t turn out the way we anticipate. Our expectations usually lead to frustration. However, God’s plans exceed our expectations.
You may be in that dry, barren desert now. Life did not turn out the way you thought it should, but it is no surprise to God.
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