“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.” 2 Timothy 4:17 (NIV)
This verse is the testimony of the apostle Paul and we are thinking especially of the first part of this verse. Paul is telling how the Lord helped him in a court appearance. When Paul was summoned to testify in court no other person was there to help him but he did not stand alone. He said that the Lord stood at his side and gave him strength. What a wonderful experience that was for Paul. He knew that he did not stand alone and he was conscious that the Lord stood right there at his side. This can be our experience too. We can be assured that whatever we face, the Lord is with us. Let us remember God’s promise to be with us right when we need Him. He will be with you as He was with Paul. Remember what Paul said, “…the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength...” He will give you strength also.