2 Timothy 4:5 NLT: But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
My beloved friend in Christ, there is a huge sense of confusion in our world today about the reality of God and why things are happening the way they do and God seems not to be acting. Some will question: why is God silent about my prayers etc. The scripture is encouraging us today to keep a clear mind in every situation. Do not allow yourself to be deceived by the devil in thinking that God is not aware of your situation.
Many times, those who devote their time in serving God are the ones being targeted by the challenges of life. We are encouraged today not to be afraid in suffering for the sake of Christ. Surely, people will hate you and persecute you for your belief in God. The world does not know God and so it fights whoever is bringing God its way. Jesus himself said you will suffer persecution for my sake. Matthew 5:11.
Do your best to carry out the ministry God has handed down to you. That’s the assignment you have for Him in this world. Preach the Goodnews without fear of any man. God will certainly deliver you from your adversaries. Whatever you are going through now is temporary. Be strong in the Lord. Shalom.
Declare to yourself loud: I am not afraid of suffering for the Lord.
- Oh Lord my God, remove every spirit of fear in me.
- I decree that my mind is clear at all times and cannot be manipulated by the enemy.
- I command victory over my circumstances. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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