We may be happy in a prison!

(Letters of John Newton)

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