In the Midst of Troubles

“The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble;” – Psalm 9:9

The Apostle Paul wrote much of the New Testament of the Bible. Many of those were letters to churches that he wrote while in prison, locked away because he was a Christian.

We may struggle with our current situations, thinking that God must not care that we are having such troubles. The reality is that nothing that happens, good or bad, escapes God’s sight. And the Bible teaches that God will work all things for the good of those who love Him.

Prison for Paul wasn’t then ideal situation, but needed for what God wanted to accomplish in the bigger, more God-sized view of it all. Paul had no idea of the people he would reach for Jesus, even 2000 years later. All he knew was that the Holy Spirit was working in and through him. Had Paul not had time in prison, he may not have had the ability to sit calmly and truly listen to God’s words.

So next time you think that God has abandoned you in your troubles, think again. You have no idea of the blessings that God is setting up for you this very minute. Praise Him in the best of times and the worst of times, for He is making the path for you to Heaven right now.

God’s blessings to you.