551 – When You Feel You’re Losing Ground
Don’t be surprised by setbacks, when it’s harder than you thought, or takes longer than expected. Iron law: If it’s a mission from God, it will be fiercely contested. But God will not give you a mission without also equipping you with everything you need to succeed.
Nobody had a clearer mission than Paul, but also none had more opposition. He asked for relief three times. And three times Jesus told Paul, “My power works best in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). So let’s stay strong by delighting in our weaknesses, hardships, insults, persecutions, and difficulties so that Christ’s power may rest upon us (12:10).