YOU STILL HAVE THE VICTORY!
Your circumstances do not determine who you are! While Paul was a prisoner...even though his circumstances were rough...we still hear and sense the keynotes of victory and joy in his writing. You must be able in the midst of your circumstances to look above what is going on and realize that YOU STILL have the victory! You may be in a mess right now...but you are not a mess. This is only temporary. Paul was imprisoned physically but was never a prisoner spiritually. Shift your focus from "what" is around you to "who" is within you! Your help comes from the LORD!