Pastor Andrew, it got to a point Elijah thought he’d been deserted by God. (1 Kings 28:22). In your imprisonment in Turkey, there probably, were times you thought God had deserted you. Jesus said, “I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ( Matthew 28:20).
He strengthens us the more in such situations as you went through, to let us know that He is the Almighty, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipresent God. STAY BLESSED, Andrew