God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
There was a time when I lived in a diverse town, with many faiths in the town centre. It was a challenging place where you could be sure to be questioned as a Christian. I found myself under attack for Christ several times in that place, but praise God He saw me through these times. It was only by prayer and faith in His Word that I was not swept away.
In the present 21st Century believers in God face more attacks for the faith than previous generations. As individuals many shy from speaking out for fear of verbal attack. In Britain we can face arrest and detainment for preaching the gospel, for offending muslims or LGBT agitators. In other countries believers can face economic persecution, imprisonment, torture and even death.
The good news in such circumstances is that as children of God we need not fear, man cannot supercede the protection of the Almighty. He is present at all times and knows all things. Christ our Saviour suffered the weight of all humanities sin at Calvary, is there anything we face greater than that?
Dear reader, as you face persecution for standing up for Christ be sure your Protector is present. He is your shelter in the storm, your strength against the waves of the world’s hatred. And if your earthly life is required in the battle, your Heavenly mansion is prepared.