Jesus said that the way to life is narrow and difficult. We should not be surprised at this reality. Jesus never guarantees us an easy life. In fact, He says to us who are His disciples:
"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. -John 15:18
But our comfort is that we do not walk the narrow road alone. Christ is with us. He bears our burdens with us. As we take upon ourselves His yoke we will find that it is easy and light for we shall go in His strength. He will give us the grace that we need to be faithful. To stand in these dark times. We will stand for the Lord in these uncertain times. But we will do so with both courage and compassion. The way is narrow indeed, for we are called by God to stand for truth in the face of falsehood. To stand in love though we are hated. The government can declare that which is wrong as right. But we must remember that God is the Supreme Judge. It is He who ultimately determines what is right or wrong. Let us take the way of God. Where He stands... there let us take our stand.
THINK ABOUT IT
Reflect on the passage below:
Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God. - 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
TALKING WITH GOD
"Loving Heavenly Father, all things are in Your hands. I rest in You. Forgive me for my complacency and indifference. But in these perilous times I turn my heart to You. I plant my feet in obedience and allegiance to You. In Jesus' Name."
Where do you stand in times like these? You never go wrong when you stand for the Lord, with the Lord and in the Lord. Resolve to be faithful to Him. Get into His Word. Let His Spirit fill you. Stand strong in the Lord even as you manifest the fruit of the Spirit in your life.