Our peace and spiritual progress do not depend upon our outward circumstances–but the inward frame of our hearts and minds. If the heart is right–a humble and broken spirit, obedient to the Lord’s precepts, submissive to the His will, devoted to please Him, and depending upon His faithful Word–we may be happy in a prison; and otherwise, we must be unhappy in a palace!
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength!” Philippians 4:11-13