Sometimes God delivers us from our trials, and at other times He delivers us in our trials. (Daniel 3:16)
Remember Who God Is to You, Remember What God Does for You. (Job 1:20-22)
Throughout all the stress, persecution, and trials he experienced in his turbulent life, Paul experienced God’s comforting, strengthening presence. The apostle’s life was thus an amazing juxtaposition of affliction and comfort, a seeming paradox he expressed later in this letter.