I have always been so amazed by the story of Paul and Silas in prison. It's found in Acts Chapter 16. These two are preaching and telling people about Jesus, and it upsets the religious leaders. So they are questioned, then beaten, arrested, and thrown in prison.
I have experienced judgement for my faith. I have been teased because I am a Christian. I have been left out of things because of what I do for a living. I have been called names because of what I believe. All of those things are basically nothing compared to what Paul and Silas are experiencing in this story.
These guys were beaten badly and then shackled.
How would I respond in that moment? I wonder if I would be angry? I wonder if I would feel sorry for myself? I wonder if I would be upset with God for allowing me to experience such a thing?
Look at how Paul and Silas responded. Acts 16:25 "About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them."
They responded by praying and praising God.
More than the obviously amazing reality of how they responded with love for God, we see others saw their response as well.
I don't know what you're going through, or what you're facing right now; but I know there are many ways you could possibly be responding to it.
You and I may feel justified in our feeling sorry for ourselves in difficult seasons, we may feel justified in being angry for our circumstances, and maybe we have every right to be.
Yet, if we change our focus a little, God can do something pretty powerful with our circumstance.
If we choose to love God, to praise Him, and refuse to become bitter, people will see something really remarkable in us.
Find a Bible, or look it up online what happens next. Acts 16:25-34.
You may be walking through a difficult season or circumstance, you have been there a while, and you may be there a while longer. Since you're there, you might as well praise God where you are, you never know what He might do in you, for you, or in the life of someone else.