I wrote a post called The Trial Is the Deliverance. It talks about how God trials and tribulations for our deliverance. Here are some more Scriptures where the trial was for deliverance.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were tied up, bound. Their fiery trial didn’t harm them, but it unbound them!
Jeremiah was in prison when Nebuchadnezzar overthrew Israel and drove the Israelites into captivity in Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar releases Jeremiah into the care of the governor who will be staying and ruling in Israel. Then Jeremiah is released to go where he wishes (Jer. 40:4). God used the trial of the Babylonian invasion for Jeremiah’s deliverance. And Jeremiah is spared the Babylonian captivity.
Joseph is delivered from slavery through the long trial of prison.
Elisha had to lose his master to receive his double anointing and move into ministry.
Paul is blinded by the light so that he could walk in the light.
God used Paul being arrested and locked in the armory as a means of deliverance from the Jews who wanted to kill him (Acts 23).
John is exiled to Patmos, but God uses that place to reveal Christ and the greatest vision recorded in the Bible.
There is nothing Satan can do to a believer that doesn’t result in God’s good, God’s blessing, God’s victory, God’s glory, and God’s kind intentions and good pleasure being carried out.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good…Romans 8:28