Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.” Acts 16:25
What if our challenging circumstances have a purpose? In Acts 16, An incredible story unfolds as a demon possessed fortune teller is freed from a demon, the masters of the girl in anger start a riot, Paul and Silas are arrested, beaten, and placed in prison! Seems like rotten circumstances for someone who is just trying to obediently follow God’s direction!
Although they were arrested, beaten, and imprisoned for doing good, Paul and Silas were filled with joy and sang praises to God. They were in a bad place and chained, but they still had a choice. Someone may hurt you, rob you, and leave you but you know what people and circumstances cannot take? They can’t take away your attitude, your effort, and most importantly your salvation!
Instead of complaining, throwing a pity party, or giving up on God and the church, they prayed and sang!