(Acts 26:31-32 ESV)
“31And when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, “This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment. 32And Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
You see Paul could have been set free, but he would not have fulfilled the entirety of the Lord’s will for his life. You see, Jesus, told Paul that he would testify for Jesus in Rome, therefore he had to appeal to Caesar. Paul was innocent, he knew it and everyone else knew it. Do you think if the Father pleased He could have just let Paul off the hook right then and there? Of course He could have, but God has a bigger and more powerful plan than our little minds can bear. The Lord wanted to affect more people than just those surrounding Paul. He knew there were people waiting for Paul, so that they can be healed and saved as well.
A lot of times we are not going to understand the plans the Lord has for us, but what we can understand is that HE is in control and even if we feel a little uncomfortable, HE is still going to take good care of us. Paul was in prison for a long time, but never once does the bible say that Paul was suffering while imprisoned.
Do not fear your current circumstances, allow the Lord to have His way and He will continue to sustain you. Even while Paul was imprisoned the Lord stood by his side and let him know that everything was going to be ok and that the Lord still had plans for him. Know that the Lord is not finished with you, He has a plan for you to reach people for HIS glory, take heart and stay in good cheer! For this is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it! God Bless.