Endure Hardness 11 March Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
There are no ifs about it. Hard times are going to come in the life of every believer. There will be times when circumstances will seem dark, times when you face seemingly impossible obstacles, times when defeat seems inevitable. In 2 Timothy 2:3, the Apostle Paul didnt tell Timothy, If hard times come, endure them. He simply said, Endure hardness. Some Christians become confused when those times come. Whats happening here? they cry. I thought Jesus redeemed me from the curse! He did, but you can rest assured, Satan will challenge that redemption. He will try his best to steal it from you by pulling you off your walk of faith. Jesus warned us about that in the parable of the sower in Mark 4:14-17. He said, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts…. Satan will not sit idly by while you sail through life, effortlessly believing the Word of God. Hell pressure you with hard times. Hell attack you with sickness or lack, then hell lie to you and tell you that God doesnt care. Hell try to convince you that God is not going to answer your prayer this time. Hell attempt to talk you into believing theres no way out and that you will end up a miserable failure. When those hard times come, dont cave in to pressure. Dont give up. Stand on the Word and endure hardness like a good soldier until victory comes.Numbers 27-28; John 12I endure hard times as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. I stand firm for God has given me the victory. 2 Timothy 2:3
Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 2:1-7