Content In The Chaos

"A mob quickly formed against Paul and Silas, and the city officials ordered them stripped and beaten with wooden rods. They 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!"  Acts 16:22-26

God spoke so plainly to me and this is what He said; Paul learned to be content with what he had. Which was remarkable since he had so little. He had a jail cell instead of a house. He had four walls instead of a mission field. He had chains instead of jewelry, a prison guard instead of a wife. How could he be so content? How could he praise God after being beaten? Simple. He focused on something different, and that was eternal life. He had the surety of salvation. He had Christ, and Christ was enough. What he had in Christ, was far greater than what he didn't have and the current chaos of a situation he was in.

God is enough. He is more than enough. He supplies all of our needs. Just like your friends or family has your back, He has your back a million times more. He wants the absolute best for your future and your life. If you are down and in a chaotic and stressful situation, keep your head high. When you are so lost and scared, just seek Him. When we seek Him, we find Him. When we find Him, we then KNOW Him and His voice.

Father, I love you and thank you for all you do and for who you are. When my mind is a whirlwind and I feel lost, give me the strength to seek you harder and praise through the toughest times. You have the best in store for me. I trust you and I will be content with my life how it is right now. Even if I am unsure of what the future holds, I know YOU hold it. I love you! In your son's name, amen.