“BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS, AND YOU WILL BE SAVED, YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD” (Acts 16:31)
📖Acts 16:22-34; Ps 13b:1ac-2a, 2bcd-3, 7c-8 (R.v.7c); John 16:5-11
Jesus had warned his discipled, ahead of time, that they were going to face persecution for the sake of their faith (John 16:1-4). But the Holy Spirit would be with them to teach and enlighten them as well as encourage them (John 16:7-15). More so, he would be with them always till the end of time (Matt 28:20).
Paul and Silas got their own share of the persecution that Jesus warned them about and taught us an important lesson on how to embrace sufferings and difficulties (Acts 16:22-34). We were told that while they were inside the prison, they prayed and sang praises to God. That was a manifestation of an absolute trust on God, and God did not fail them.
Do we on our part trust God that much? How do we understand the sufferings that normally come our way?
With that kind of exemplary trust, let us remember to pray for God’s protection upon all his children and all who suffer daily on account of their faith. May God hearken to our prayers and grant us peace especially in our country and in our different homes. Amen.
Have a happy day under the protection of God. Peace be with you dear.