In the light of the disaster in the Philippines, here's Matthew Henry's explanation: "His promise is, that He will in DUE TIME deliver the believer out of trouble, and in the mean time be WITH him in trouble. The Lord will manage all his worldly concerns, and preserve his life on earth, so long as it shall be good for him. FOR ENCOURAGEMENT... HE LOOKS TO JESUS. HE SHALL LIVE LONG ENOUGH; TILL HE HAS DONE THE WORK HE WAS SENT into this world for, and is ready for heaven.