Monday, April 16, 2012

Are You Facing a Midnight?

Acts 16:25-26 (NASB) But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened.

Sometimes life just gets dark.  Nothing seems to be going right.  Everything and everybody is against your success.  You feel hopeless, helpless, and desperate.  There is no way out.  There is no light at the end of your tunnel.  There is no dawn on your horizon.  Things are just bad.

You need to praise your way through.  Paul and Silas were facing a horrible situation in the passage selected above.  They were in jail for no good reason.  Christians at the time were persecuted and put to death for their beliefs, but they did not wallow in dispair.  What did they do?  They prayed and they sang songs of praise to God!  This is an excellent example of how to break through a midnight situation.  Pray and sing praises to God!!!

Your praise not only will free you, but "everyone's chains were unfastened"!  Your praise in the midst of your storm will probably encourage someone else to trust God through theirs.  Paul and Silas were given a miraculous opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ after they were freed from their bondage with prayer and praise.  You likewise have a miraculous opportunity to testify of the goodness of God with your breakthrough!  What breakthrough?  The one you're going to receive through your perpetual praise and continual prayer.  Your change just may happen in your attitude, or in your mind, or in your perseverance, or the circumstances around you, but it WILL happen.

Only believe!  All things are possible to them that believe.  When you are facing a midnight, remember Paul and Silas in jail, and how they made it over.  God has not changed; He will do the same thing for you.  Pray and praise God in advance for your deliverance!

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