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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

In His Word Wednesday: Acts 16:24-31

It seems more and more people are enduring terrible tragedies in their lives. Whether it is with health, family difficulties, or other areas, many are feeling overwhelmed with the struggles they are facing. God led me to these verses and I wanted to share them with you. When you are finished reading, I hope you are able to sing.

Acts 16:24-31
Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
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 every one's chains were loosed. 
And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep ans seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.
But Paul called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. 
And he brought them out and  said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."

As exhausted as they felt, Silas and Paul could not sleep. Being shackled in prison and their wounds kept them from getting much needed sleep. They had no idea whether they would live to see another day. Yet, in the midst of their troubles, prayers and songs were lifted to the Lord. Praising the Lord in the midst of their despair, the Lord responded with an earthquake, enabling them to be able to share the gospel with the prison keeper. The glorious outcome...the prison keeper and his family were saved.
You have a song to sing as well. Though your situation may feel overwhelming, are you willing to trust God in your circumstances? Do you believe that no problem is beyond His power? As you allow God to conduct the symphony of your life, you will see Him shaking your own prisons, so lift of you voice and sing!


  1. A wonderful message! Thank you and God bless!
    Angie (blogging buddies)

  2. Amen! I pray that I will be able to sing in whatever circumstances come my way.

  3. Yes a good reminder for us all, thank you. Blessings Niki xx

  4. Oh can I sing....I made a covenant with God to never quitt singing....♥♥♥

  5. I love this story. May I always sing!

    "...And I'm Singing to the God who wrote the book on our salvation...To the One who covers me in grace...I'm Singing..." *Kari Jobe*

  6. What a wonderful testimony you all are. Praise God for your faithfulness.

  7. I love this account of Paul and Silas' prison breakout..........

  8. I love this account of Paul and Silas too. I wonder what they surprised, excited, or calm and use to seeing miraculous things happen.


Thank you for reading my post. I enjoy hearing your thoughts. Tisha