I am reminded in my devotional this morning of Paul and Silas. They were beaten and thrown into jail for preaching the very message I just shared with you. The account is written in Acts 16. It says at midnight they prayed and sang praises unto God. They praised Him anyway. They praised Him in a dark and cold jail. They praised Him when they were treated unfairly. They praised Him when it hurt. They praised Him and the other prisoners heard them. It is a wonderful story. The keeper of the prison accepted Christ for himself that night. God used the darkness for His will and His glory.
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.May we be challenged to use the darkness to draw us into a closer walk with Jesus. May God use our prayers and praises to reach those around us. Our world is hurting and we have the answer. Lets
praise Him anyway and see just what He will do. I think we will be amazed.
Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.You can read the entire account of Paul and Silas and the conversion of the Prisoner Guard here.
It is a wonderful account of God's grace.
I pray you have a wonderful and joy filled day. Lets just keep praising Him anyway no matter what may come our way today.