“Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God” (2 Timothy 1:8)
The wicked one loves to put us to shame. Things are the way they are and you need never make excuses for your circumstances. The Lord knows. Live in the promise of the Lord and never be ashamed of the Gospel. The Gospel may be foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is the power of God revealed through Christ our Savior. Come then and live into the life which has been given you.
Thank You, Lord, for the provision You give. Whether in a worldly prison or free to move about, I am Yours. You have told us that living in You would bring persecution. Help me see clearly when things come along to know that all things are in Your hands and that You will fulfill Your eternal purpose as promised. Your power is what holds everything together. Help me be transformed by You and live in Your power.
Power of God made visible, Jesus, my Savior, lead me this day no matter what may come my way. Help me to see that in You alone there is all hope and an eternal future. Lead me, O Lord, according to Your goodness and mercy so that I may walk humbly with You. Guide me, Lord, to live into the life You give in the power which even holds all things together. Let me be bold and unashamed of the truth of Your revelation. Amen.