Life has a way of dishing out some pretty difficult and restricting circumstances. Unexpected events, dashed dreams, opportunities hindered by restrictions beyond our control, all change the best plans that we have made for our lives and our future. How do we respond to these surprises that change the course and events of our lives? Do we have choices? The Apostle Paul finds himself in a very difficult and potentially life-threatening situation. How does he respond by the power of the gospel in his situation? Today we too can be encouraged by the good example of the Apostle Paul.