July 03:2018

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)


Paul had, with much enthusiasm, preached the good news of Jesus around the Jewish world. He was supported by the early church leaders who gave him their blessings. However, when he went out on his missionary journeys, each town he visited organized mob action against him. They beat, harassed and chased him out of their city. This, no doubt, was a ploy of the devil to distract and stop him from carrying out God’s assignment. Paul was not deterred; he remained strong. He clearly understood that he was in the will of God!

Despite the exhibition of strength, we must remember that Paul was human. During trying moments, he sought the face of the Lord or prayed about the issues. Three times, God said, “My grace is sufficient for you!”

In Acts 18:6, Paul made up his mind to stop preaching to the Jews who were opposing him; he decided to preach to the Gentiles instead. God’s word came to him (Acts 18:9-10), encouraging him not to give up. He was assured of Gods protection!

There will be times when, despite being in the perfect will of God, circumstances will appear contrary to your expectation. In such periods, just like Paul, we are assured that God’s grace, love and protection will be our anchor in trying times. Paul fulfilled his ministry despite all odds and today we are blessed to have his writings as an encouragement in our life’s journey.

Beloved, if you feel like almost giving up, keep holding on. Remain strong and steadfast in the things of God. He did it for Paul and He will also do it for you.

Additional Scripture Reference(s): Ephesians 6:10-18

Prayer & Confession of Faith

Standing on the promises of Christ my King. Through eternal ages let His praises ring. Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing. Standing on the promises of God. (Hymn) So let it be, O Lord. I will remain standing!

One Year Bible Reading: 1 Peter 3

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