Have you ever asked, “Why is this happening to me?”
Paul could have asked that question after being beaten by an angry mob in Jerusalem, arrested by a Roman tribune and thrown in jail.
But the tribune hears about a plot to kill Paul, and gives him a full military escort and sends him on his way to Rome to stand before Caesar. If Paul had come to Rome as a missionary, he never would have made it past Caesar’s front gate. But God’s plan was to use the Romans themselves to deliver Paul to Caesar’s court.
“It is one of the mysteries of God and his plan that many times we cannot see why things are happening as they are. Yet God is surely at work in ways we could not have planned for ourselves.” – Darrell Bock
Remember, God has plans higher and better than anything we could ever imagine. If we keep trusting him someday we’ll see the wisdom of his providence.
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