Acts 16:25-26 “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God: and thee prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake , so that the foundations of the prison were shaken and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s bands were loosed.”
This morning I sat outside in my yard with my dog and read Acts. I was inspired by the suffering that Paul endured to proclaim the word of God. If there was anyone who faced some wrecks it was Paul! But, yet still he rose to his purpose and God’s will for him. He didn’t run away from God’s work he ran to it with great zeal and a belief in Christ and the good news. He didn’t throw in the towel he kept moving with complete dependence on God. He didn’t worry about the world’s persecution he focused on God. His trials matured him spiritually and continually renewed his faith in God. His response to his trial were a testament in his belief in God.
Regardless of the wrecks you may be facing remember that you will rise if you continue to stay focused and anchored in the Lord. In Acts when Paul was shackled and in prison with guards standing outside, the angel came through the Lord and broke his chains and set him free. If you are in chains whether it is the pain from a seperation, finances, health, anxiety, whatever it is just like that God can break those chains and set you free. The Lord is attempting to teach us something in wrecks of our life. This two part sermon by Charles Stanley speaks to us about how we are to respond to these wrecks that wreak havoc and how we can come out victorious regardless of the circumstances because we have a promise in God.
Out of This Wreck I Rise Sermon Part 1