You Must Stand

'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.' --Acts 27:24

What God has in store for us might be a trial that will produce even greater glory, but we must persevere in this present hardship to get there. It is not up to us to declare when we have had enough, or to bow to adversity and take an easier way out. Job had to scratch and wonder, Jesus had to carry the cross before it carried him, and Paul had to survive the storm to reach the courtroom. We must likewise endure.