Complaining about my problems, I feel ashamed when I think about what all Paul suffered and endured. The fact that he learned to be content regardless of circumstances amazes me. How did he do it? We find the answer in his testimony before Agrippa—“Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day–“(Acts 26:22).
This event took place about a quarter of a century after Paul’s conversion. During that time he faced many enemies, suffered many trials, and was exposed to great danger—and he wasn’t out of the woods yet. God had brought him to “this day”, but the day wasn’t over. Even as he spoke his life was on the line. Yet through it all, he tells us, he had received God’s help everyday to that very day! That’s why he could face the future with assurance.
Is that not enough for you? Think back—remember where He brought you from and where you might have been. Was there ever a day when God refused to help you? Has He not brought you to this day? Is that not reason enough for you to believe that “he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ”?(Phil. 1:6). The help you received yesterday should give you hope for “this day” and everyday until the day of the Lord. Regardless of what “this day” holds, be faithful to do your duty and you will never lack for help from heaven!