An Excerpt from Peaceful on Purpose
This is what the apostle Paul and Silas did in Acts 16. They hadn’t done anything wrong, but they were put in prison and had just been beaten with rods. At midnight they were singing praises to God.
They were saying, “All is well. We’re not upset, we’re not distraught, because we know God is still on the throne.”
Suddenly there was a great earthquake, the prison doors flew open, and their chains came loose. All was well.
Job went through a season of great trouble. He lost his health, his business, and his children. Everything went wrong, but he didn’t get bitter. He said, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” He was saying, “Whether it goes my way or doesn’t go my way, all is well.”
If you’re only going to be happy if everything happens your way, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. A mature attitude is, All is well when my prayers get answered, and all is well when they don’t.
All is well when people are good to me, and all is well when they aren’t.
All is well when my dreams are coming to pass, and all is well when they’re not.
You’re not moved by your circumstances. That takes away the power from the enemy. If you don’t have to have your way, he can’t control you. You’re saying, “God, my life is in Your hands. You know what’s best for me.”