I’m a little late this morning–chatting with breakfast guests-and I can imagine some might look at this verse and think, “Oh, yeah? Well, I’m the middle of affliction right now and I haven’t been delivered.” Understandable reaction, especially when we’re hurting whether physically or emotionally. But you know what? Deliverance is coming. We don’t know how, we don’t know when–it might happen on earth, it might happen when we are welcomed into Heaven. But God keeps His promises, so you can rest assured…you WILL be delivered. In the meantime, think about yesterday’s scripture and wait with expectation. Lean into His strength. Use the current hardship as an opportunity to grow in patience or perseverance or grace. God wastes nothing–not even our hardships. And He WILL bring you through.