Verse: Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.
Insight: Our current situation might not feel like the best. There might be challenges that we don’t understand. However, let’s take advantage of every situation to grow in Christ and to show others that we can overcome it all while holding on to Jesus. Our attitude and faithfulness will touch people’s hearts while allowing us to also grow in the process.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I don’t understand why things happen but help me be your witness even in the midst of trials. May I cease every opportunity to let others know that my hope and trust is in you and not in my circumstances. I want others to experience Jesus, not only in my good times, but also while I’m overcoming the challenges of life. In your Mighty Name I pray, Amen.