There was no escape but from above.The devil can wall us in, but he cannot roof us over as we can always get out at the top. Our difficulties are but God's challenges, and many times He makes them so hard that we must get above them or go under.
During such trial, it presents us with highest possibilities to build the muscles of our faith. We are pushed by the very emergency into God's best inteference. Friends, this is God's hour. If you will rise to meet it you will get such a hold upon Him that you will not be in extremities again; or if you are, you will learn to call them not extremities, but opportunities.
Like Jacob, you will go forth from that night at Peniel, no longer called Jacob, but as victorious Israel.
2 Corinthians 4:9
We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
- Writing of A Simpson