“And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message without fear.”
Philippians 1:14 NLT
It’s no news that all over the world we believers are being persecuted to various forms and degrees because of our faith in Christ Jesus. In times like this, the devil seeks to cause us to lose faith, to waver in doubt and fear but we mustn’t.
Our response in this time is to pray (Hebrews 13:3), pray for comfort for those persecuted, pray for their safety and deliverance, pray for an end to come the persecution, pray for the Gospel to prevail (Ephesians 6:19-20, Colossians 4:3-4, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2).
Rather than despair, just like the believers where Paul was imprisoned in our anchor scripture, we instead gain confidence to preach the Gospel without fear. God is for us, no one can be against us (Romans 8:31).
Like Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, we should remember while facing persecution that:
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NLT
Dear believer, do not be discouraged, keep praying, keep preaching the Gospel, keep knowing God and making Him known. We are never abandoned by God.
Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 14: 66-72, Galatians 3:15-29 , Psalms 113, 2 Samuel 14-15.