I wonder if I would be strong enough to physically defend my faith when it came right down to it. Are any of us really ready enough to stand up against persecution? As we look at the world today, there are many who use violence in the name of their beliefs. Is this what the Bible tells us to do?
2 Chronicles 20:9 If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.
Every day we’re called on to defend our beliefs. We may not be in any physical danger, but the fact that our Christian faith is being challenged constantly shows us that we need help in standing strong and staying the course. Even within our own places of worship, the strain of not being able to gather as we used to is causing discontent and grumbling.
Are we ready?
God tells us to call on His name in every trouble, no matter how difficult or impossible it may seem. He assures us that He will stand with us and that He will carry the burdens we bear every day. Even when our lives hang in the balance, He is there to guide us through it. He will never let us go.
We live in world full of corruption, evil, hatred and all kinds of sin. God is our defender and He alone will answer the prayers of those who remain faithful to Him. This is not because of what we do, but because He first loved us. Cling to that amazing grace, for it is the only sure and certain way to overcome our enemies, our fears and our lives.