13 But he said, “Why all this weeping? You are breaking my heart! I am ready not only to be jailed at Jerusalem but even to die for the sake of the Lord Jesus.” 14 When it was clear that we couldn’t persuade him, we gave up and said, “The Lord’s will be done.”
Paul's journey to Rome would not be without its difficulties and he was made well aware of that on the front end.
Maybe this was a great kindness shown to him on the front end to prevent him from worrying that he wasn't doing what God desired when the intense resistance attended his path to Rome.
Struggle is not a sign that God has abandoned us.
Struggle exists whether sinner or saint. It is, rather, the end to which one struggles that matters.