“Brothers and sisters, we don’t want you to be ignorant about the suffering we experienced in the province of Asia. It was so extreme that it was beyond our ability to endure. We even wondered if we could go on living. In fact, we still feel as if we’re under a death sentence. But we suffered so that we would stop trusting ourselves and learn to trust God, who brings the dead back to life. He has rescued us from a terrible death, and He will rescue us in the future … Then many people will thank God for the favor He will show us because many people prayed for us” – 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 (God’s Word Translation)
I just read these verses, and then I stopped. “Then many people will thank God for the favor He will show us”. Have you thanked God for the favour He showed Paul? That got me thinking of the legacy Paul left for us, and I realised something. “He has rescued us from a terrible death” – God knew this letter to the Corinthians needed to be written, so although the threat of death was very real, He made sure Paul didn’t die.
Be encouraged. If God has promised you something, no matter the obstacles, He’ll make sure it comes to pass.