“How Do We Handle Adversity”
Sometimes I handle adversity well, sometimes not so much.
I realize that the times when I try to handle it myself is when I don’t handle it well at all.
Please read the following verses.
22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten.
23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully.
24 Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose.
27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.
28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
Account s like this one amaze me. I need to learn more from them. When I think to pray and sing or reflect on the great hymns of the Lord God, I find that I am at peace.
My favorite hymn is a reminder of the attitude I desperately need in this life.
Sing along with me.
When peace like a river attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll.
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
it is well; it is well, with my soul.
It is well, with my soul, it is well, it is well, with my soul.
Lord Jesus, remind me often about my attitudes and grant that the words of this song would indeed be the way that I think. Amen