You may find yourself in prison; situations that are hard and trying, more often than not,
your almost obvious reaction (especially for Christians) is to question and blame God. However, this is contrary to what the Bible urges us to do.
Paul, while in prison, wrote to the Philippians “…he prayed with joy…”
Can you imagine that? How did he manage to talk to God, filled with joy, yet he had been placed in suffering?
Paul had a prayer; that love may abide in knowledge and insight so that they were able to discern what is best so that they would be pure and blameless until the day of Christ. Philippians 1:9-11
In this difficult time, Paul continued to rejoice because he was sure through prayer, his situation would turn out for his deliverance. (Philippians 1:19)
PS. The world is not your home.
Whatever happens, his pursuit was to press on towards the price, heaven.
My citizenship is in heaven & my body will be transformed to a glorious body like Jesus.
Humanly, we tend to be worried about little things (in God’s eyes) finances, security etc. but we are encouraged not to be anxious about anything, but through prayer and petition, present our requests to God.
Personally, the anxiety can be so much that talking to God is difficult. This leads to my faith being dimmed.
Life is a learning process, I am work in progress, I learn not to lean on my own understanding because the peace of God will guard my heart and mind.
Paul says, he learned to be content no matter the circumstances. He experienced both dimensions, to be in need and to have plenty.
Prayer, Lord, I pray that I may have a heart like that of Paul, ALWAYS! That I will be thankful in whichever situation I find myself. In all these, God is still on the throne. I can overcome it all, through Him, who gives me strength.