Have you ever read the story of when Paul and Silas were severely beaten and thrown into jail? Then they were put in an inner dungeon and their feet were put into stocks. What a terrible situation!
But what they did next was incredible! They started praying out loud and worshipping God in song! Amazing! They took their attention away from their terrible circumstances and put their faith and hope in God.
Do you know what happened next? God sent an earthquake that opened every door in the prison and the chains of every prisoner fell off! Totally amazing!
There is such power in taking our eyes off our circumstances and putting them on the living God! Singing and worshipping God turns our focus from our problems to the greatness of our Redeemer.
Do you need the chains that are holding you back to fall off? Then turn your heart towards God in worship. Do you need miracles in your life? Then start worshipping the One who does the impossible. With God all things are possible!
Paul and Silas were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make sure they didn’t escape. So the jailer put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks.
Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!
The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide open. He assumed the prisoners had escaped, so he drew his sword to kill himself. But Paul shouted to him, “Stop! Don’t kill yourself! We are all here!”
The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.” And they shared the word of the Lord with him and with all who lived in his household. Even at that hour of the night, the jailer cared for them and washed their wounds. Then he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized. He brought them into his house and set a meal before them, and he and his entire household rejoiced because they all believed in God.
Acts 16:22-34 NLT