Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy:1:1)
Paul was in a dark place. He was a prisoner of Nero in degrading circumstances and awaited death at any moment. Many thoughts filled his mind. Yet, above these were two others: the will of God and the promise of life. Whatever was happening to him he was convinced was in the will of God; it could not be otherwise. While Nero might be the means of his death yet he had the promise of life in Christ Jesus. Man's worst efforts opened up God's promises. Somewhere in this darkest hour was God's will and somewhere in the confusion was God's promise of life. May we also try to remember these wonderful truths in our dark times.
"If God is your co-pilot...you need to switch seats."