But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; Acts 16:25
Paul and Silas were stripped and beaten with rods , then thrown into jail for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. There charge against them was “throwing the city into turmoil” Imagine if you were going out to preach the gospel somewhere and the end result was being stripped, beaten, and imprisoned. How would you be feeling about now?
However we didn’t see Paul and Silas crying about there outcome, they weren’t organizing walkouts and marches, they were praying, singing hymns and praising God! What can we learn from the early Christian Church?
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
We need to learn that we are not in control, God is in control. So if we want things to change or work out, we need to give it up to God, and let him take control. This is exactly what Paul and Silas did, instead of complaining or plotting revenge, they worshiped.
To a non Christian this might sound insane, what kind of response is that? But because of Paul and Silas faith, God rescued them from the prison. Not only that because of the demonstration of there faith and the power of God, the jailer accept Jesus and he and his family were baptized also. God took a dire situation and turned it into another victory for the Kingdom of God
Heavenly Father, we know you are in complete control, we pray that you lead and save us from our troubles and enemies, in Jesus name Amen!