Happy Thursday Saints.
After all the challenges that the early church had faced, the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:9 that they were “STRUCK DOWN, BUT NOT DESTROYED.”
The APBE version says “WE ARE CAST DOWN, BUT WE ARE NOT DEFEATED.”
Being struck down after doing what’s right doesn’t mean you’ve been defeated. Others may think that you’re down and out, but you’ll only be defeated if you quit.
You don’t have to let a setback destroy you. Proverbs 24:16 says “THOUGH THE RIGHTEOUS FALL SEVEN TIMES, THEY RISE AGAIN.”
It takes more than courage to do the right thing. It also takes perseverance and patience. It’s about not giving up after a setback. It’s about getting up again and again and again, no matter how many times it takes.
Evil prevails, not just where good people do nothing, it also prevails where good people quit and give up fighting the good fight.
If you’ve recently faced a setback or have just been struck down, you have not been defeated or destroyed. Our God specialises in overcoming giants and moving mountains for those who believe.
So don’t give up! Setbacks don’t last forever, and those who don’t quit, will one day reap the rewards of their perseverance.
Others may strike you down but with God on your side, they can never defeat you.
Keep doing the good that you know to do and be patient. Your time will come.
Have a great day. God bless and lots’a love, Warren