While it may not seem like it at the time, God does hear our prayers, especially when we are in distress. And He promises to be with us when, not if, we go through deep waters, fire, or rivers.
Did you know that God promised that some people would hate us? That’s not a promise we often recall. Since we associate ourselves with Christ, many will reject us. This is a consequence of an uncompromised, godly life pursing a deep and genuine relationship with Christ. While we may think we want to be delivered from a situation, if we had God’s perspective, we would see that if we remain steadfast during the trial, we will receive a crown of life in eternity.