Among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring. All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. I Thessalonians 1:4-5
How we deal with “persecutions and trials” is often a very good barometer of faith. St. Paul commends the Christians of Thessalonica and assures them that God will not let them down. There is much tension in our world today. I pray people will see joy, compassion and confidence in me—as I see Jesus in all of this. Actually, I pray people would see Jesus in me. He holds you in his powerful hands today. You know that don’t you? He will not let you fall. Have a blessed day!