Hang in there!
Acts 21: 31 “While they were trying to kill him, news reached the commander of the Roman troops that the whole city of Jerusalem was in an uproar.”
If you have been following this story over the recent days then you know that Paul has been suffering at the hands of deceptive men. He has been lied against, slandered and now seized and dragged out of the temple.
Let the words slow down as you read them, “While they were trying to kill him”.
Can you imagine this? Paul is slowly losing his life. It is going from bad to worse. They are trying to kill him! But wait, there is an important word here … “while”.
WHILE they were trying to kill him … something else was happening that Paul was not aware of but would prove to be very important. News of the uproar in the city reached the commander. We will find out what happens next but it resulted in Paul’s life being spared.
I am aware today that right across the world there will be people experiencing an attack of some kind. You may even be feeling that things are looking like it is over. You have no control on your future perhaps and it is slipping away. But wait …. WHILE!!
While this is happening God is still at work. Behind the scenes, away from you and the situation … God! So don’t give up, hang in there, it is God who gives life and ends life. It is God who says when it is over, no one else. WHILE this is happening tough that it might be … GOD hasn’t finished!