As we lean on his faithfulness, we rejoice in His presence.
Life demands that we will at times get through tough times. No matter how experienced, powerful, smart or affluent we are. No matter the following, prestige or position we have. All of us will have to encounter a painful experience.
Right now you might be in an “insurmountable” crisis. The enemy’s ferocious arsenals are surrounding you so you cannot change position and although you know your mighty God is in control, all you are seeing is the brutal legion. You’re asking God, “Why did you bring me into this quagmire? I can’t breakthrough.”
In this situation, you might be considering yourself less, lower, unworthy, without beauty, without dignity, hopeless, inferior, not an end only a means… Maybe you are thinking of turning your back on God.
Beloved, it doesn’t matter how harsh the situation is, you can decide what to do at that moment. You can determine to make it hopeful or you can choose to make it hopeless.
Consider what the wisest man, Solomon says:
“To everything, there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven…”Ecclesiastes 3:1
So, what will you make of the prison season you are in?
I want you to know that a prison chamber full of prayers is a better place than the one full of gloom. Prayers break chains and unlock the door of freedom. Gloom is a gateway to hopelessness.
We can emulate Paul and Silas who chose to pray and give praises to God when they were shackled in the dungeon of doom. Consequently, God’s supernatural power was available to deliver them.
Their shocking experience portrays both bad and good news. The bad news is that those who stand boldly on God’s Word will encounter trouble. The good news is that they will overcome because God’s supernatural power will deliver the righteous in their day of trouble. God, we ask you to deliver the righteous from their trouble today in jesus’s name. Amen.
“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.”Acts 16:25-36.
I hope you understand that God didn’t create us to be in one place forever. Believe what God thinks and says about you. Remember that Joseph had to go through prison experience before being promoted to the status of a prime minister.
Child of God, when your legs and arms are chained, your mouth and ears are free.
What if you choose to change your life and of those you influence by using your voice to pray and by developing an ear to listen to God’s voice?
I want to encourage you by the words of Job. Although he had lost almost all that he possessed, his faith remained rock solid. This is what he said:
“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, Whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another.”Job 19:25-27.
Eventually, God restored to him twice all that he had lost.
Beloved, Jesus Christ alive in us is our redeemer. He is our sole provider! As we lean on his faithfulness, we rejoice in His presence.
It isn’t God’s plan for us to be squeezed in a prison of scarcity and famine forever. Through Jesus Christ, He has given us abundant life if we keep on trusting in Him.
May God break every chain and open every prison door so we can move into our freedom in Jesus’ name. Amen.
God bless you abundantly!