“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 16:25-26, NKJV.
The reality is yes you’re in the situation, but the question is now how do you handle it?
While in jail, Paul and Silas could have done two things. They could have decided to worry, be afraid and put all of their focus on resolving their issue. Even after being beat and thrown into jail, even after finding themselves in a tough situation, in the midnight hour, they began to pray and sing praises to the Lord. They decided not to be in jail, but to be in Him in jail. They decided to dwell in Him, in their situation.
The most powerful thing you can do when going through any situation is to abide in God. Exercise your faith and make Him your dwelling place. Pray and praise. Take up resident in the Lord. Think on His Word and desire God the most, not your circumstance. He is a refuge, a fortress and shield. He is your Strength. If you keep your mind on His Word, and not the problem, that is where you will find life and peace.
Your situation is real, however, your faith will rise in the truth of His Word that you’re not in it alone. The One Who delivers and fights your battles is with you. The One Who has already defeated the enemy is with you. The One Who has declared that He will provide is with you. Your situation, no matter what it may be or how complex it is, is no match for your Guide, your Waymaker, your God.
As you abide in Him, as you keep your thoughts on His Word, the life-changing revelation will hit you that He is bigger than your situation. You will decide not to live under the worry and pressure of a situation any more, no matter what it is, but live in Him.
Prayer: Father, the answer to getting through my situation is You. By faith, I give it to You in prayer now! I make You my dwelling place now! I decide to want You the most, not my circumstance. Give me the discipline to study and continually think on Your Word. Renew my mind concerning living this life in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: John 15:4, Acts 16:20-34, 17:28