My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me. Psalm 101:6
Walk with God as Noah did; when the flood came, Noah was saved amidst the scorn and rejection of his neighbors. Walk with God as Moses did in the solitude of the desert; when the hour of judgment fell upon Egypt, Moses was prepared to lead his people to victory.
Walk with God as David did as a shepherd boy; when he was called to rule his people, he was prepared for the task of kingship.
Walk with God as Daniel and his three young friends did in the palace of Babylon's king; when the fiery furnace and the lion's den came, God was beside them and delivered them.
No, God didn't always deliver His saints from adversity or even death, nor does He today. But because they had learned to trust Him in the light, they were prepared to follow Him in the darkness.
God has not promised to deliver us from trouble, but He has promised to go with through the trouble. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me" ( Ps. 23:4)
I heard this song today from Michael W. Smith. I really liked it. If you are going through hard times trust in are Lord that he will help you. I believe that the help is on our way. Believe and trust that is all it takes.