Acts 16 tells how Paul was thrown into prison for teaching others.
Even there he was "praying and singing hymns to God."
Even in the midst of that trouble.
Even around the other prisoners.
I am so guilty of not praising God in the midst of trouble.
I do not curse Him, but I sure don't praise Him either.
"And they shared the word of the Lord with him and with all who lived in his household." (v32).
It's true, I pray more when I'm struggling.
But do I speak His name more? His word?
"Those who look to Him for help will be RADIANT with joy." - Psalm 34:5
My face should be radiant, even in the midst of trouble.
My spirit should be radiant.
Even in the midst of trouble, I have the joy of the Lord.