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 16:25- 26 NLT)
I imagine Paul and Silas singing an old hymn like How Great Thou Are, Great Is Thy Faithfulness or maybe a little Amazing Grace. The text said that the prisoners heard them and immediately their circumstances changed.
While reading the text, it made me think about my worship. Am I worshipping from a place of reverence or a place of want? I believe when we worship in a position of reverence regardless of our circumstance, we began to see it differently. Our perspective changes when we can sing while in the valley.
I find comfort in this text because midnight signifies a dark hour so even in our darkest hour, we are reminded that He is with us.
It was their worship that invited God’s presence and immediately they were free.
I pray that while in the valley, you always remember that He is with you. He is here and sometimes it is your praise that can break the chains off your situation..suddenly and immediately.