Acts 23:1-10 relates how Paul was in a difficult spot, literally about to be torn in two! The following night Jesus “stood by him and said, ‘Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome” (23:11).
The rest of the book of Acts details how Jesus’ promise to Paul was fulfilled–from his nephew’s quick thinking that resulted in his escape from an assassination attempt, to the Roman escort, to Paul’s defense before Felix and Agrippa, to his shipwreck and eventual arrival in Rome!
The Lord always fulfills His promises, but rarely if ever according to human expectations. Always trust Him regardless of the circumstances!
Remember also that shortly before this Paul prayed for the opportunity to be in Rome to minister the gospel! (Romans 15:30-32; Romans was written during Paul’s three month stay in Corinth, Acts 20:2-3)