Christians have always had difficulties. There are attacks from all sides. Atheists living in a world without hope proudly proclaim there is no God. They call Christians stupid, ignorant, uneducated and simple minded.
Other religions put Christians down because they do not follow their gods. Some want to eliminate Christianity altogether.
Governments are increasingly Atheistic and think that making God illegal will put an end to Him.
Christianity has struggled through many obstacles thrown in the way. Making God illegal only strengthens His influence.
Christian persecution has spread all over the world. Evil forces burn churches, beat pastors and church members and sometimes resort to murder. Missionaries often find themselves under attack and have to flee the country they are trying to help.
This is the time that we as Christians must rely on God more than ever. He wants us to rely wholly on Him and to seek wisdom in His word, the Bible. It is time to pray for others, the persecutors who know not what they are doing and our brothers and sisters who are experiencing truly frightening times.
We have read the book and know the ending of this story. We need to seek the courage to face these challenges and the stamina to bear them.
Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
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