God is: Powerful, Almighty, Sovereign, Everlasting, Faithful and The Master Creator. Since God created ALL things, God is deserving of all exaltation, glory, respect, worship and genuine praise from His creation. In life, individuals experience seasons of jubilant joy and complicated challenges. It appears that during our seasons of triumph praising God for what He is doing comes effortlessly, but during the seasons of grief and disappointment it can be difficult to praise God.
No matter what season we find ourselves in, giving praise to God is paramount. Paul and Silas were dragged before authorities in the Roman city they were in, by slave owners. These slave owners realized their profit of using their slave girl who had a spirit of divination through fortune telling came to an end when Paul rebuked the spirit inside of her.
The slave owners also falsely identified Paul and Silas as trouble-making Jews who were throwing the Roman city into confusion with teaching customs that were unlawful for the Roman people to accept or observe. Without giving them a fair trial, the Roman city officials tore their robes off of them and publicly beat Paul and Silas who were actually Roman citizens. To make matters worse, they threw Paul and Silas into prison where their feet were fastened in stocks.
But even in the midst of being lied on, attacked, stripped, beaten, thrown away, locked up, talked about, ridiculed, in a dark uncomfortable, unpleasant, secluded challenging time, Paul and Silas prayed and sang hymns of praise to the God of Power! We discover in scripture that God came through, in Power because an earthquake suddenly emerged that shook the foundation of the prison unfastening the chains of everyone imprisoned and opening all doors.
This is encouragement for you today that God comes through in Power. Only God has the power to free you from the taunts, strongholds, chains, mockery, setbacks, dungeon and dark prisons of the enemy. Despite anything you’ve gone through continue to pray and praise God in the midst of the circumstance and be prepared to witness His Power in your situation. God has the power to open doors and shake the foundation of your situation causing everyone to notice the Power of God and want to experience it as well.
Take a moment and Praise the Lord God who comes through in Power.