The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in that cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.
I’m sure the authorities were convinced that Peter was securely imprisoned, but it was God’s will that Peter should be free, so chains, guards and prison doors meant nothing in God’s scheme of things. What a great passage to remember when we feel bound by the circumstances of life. If it is God’s will for us to be free of them, it will happen. If not, He will meet us in the midst of those circumstances giving us hope, strength, and mercy to endure them.