I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
Never forget that no matter where you go or where you’ve been, you are never alone. As you continue down your path of faith, Christ is walking step-by-step with you. There is a higher purpose for your life, and Christ is working through your day-to-day circumstances toward His higher calling. Remember these things when you are tempted to complain either vocally or internally: despite what is happening Christ is working, people are watching, and we always have a reason for praise instead of grumbling. In the midst of a dark and angry world, let’s embrace opportunities daily to show unity, love, and to boldly speak truth.