"And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them” – Acts 16:25
Two men whose names were Paul and Silas while on their way to the house of prayer were taken, beaten and thrown into prison because Paul caused a man to lose his means of income. Paul had cast out the spirit of a woman who was a fortune-teller for this man.
But despite their circumstance, Paul and Silas did not sit around in self-pity. Instead, they prayed and sang praises unto the LORD who was still a good and merciful God. They chose to glorify God while in an unjustified situation.
When you choose to keep praying and to keep praising God even in situations that seem unbearable and no way out, it will confound the works of a lying and evil enemy who thinks the only time you will open your mouth and praise God is when things are going good, when you have been blessed with the best, or when you have been sheltered from the storms of life.
But not so! Instead of sitting in a troubled situation with self-pity feeling powerless, you will Pray and Yet Praise The LORD! When you think about what the LORD has done for you, and how this same God can do it again, and even more, you can’t help but praise God.
Whatever the situation you are in during this hour, remember you are not powerless. There is something you can do. You can Keep Praying and Praising God! Let the words of Prayer and Praise continually be in your mouth.
May 5, 2021
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.