Paul was confronted from every side for the sake of the gospel, but God preserved his life to keep thriving for his kingdom business. God helped Paul to survive Jewish persecutions and shipwrecks. He also saved him from an attack by a venomous snake. The scripture reported,
“…But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand. So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.” But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. However, they were expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had looked for a long time and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god” (Acts 28:3-6).
The promises of God stand sure over his children. He will fulfill his promises over us, and help us have victory. Truly, we might face uncomfortable situations in this world, which may tempt us to doubt God’s saving strength. However, we Christians must be encouraged to remain resolute in faith. Our God who made all things is the one who is in control of our lives; he will not let us down but earn us victory! God’s promises will be fulfilled over us – and there is nothing that the devil can do to stop him! Let every child of God say “I believe in God’s strength for my safety, provision, and sustenance.”
Dear God, please help me to remain strong in faith at all times. Empower me to keep confessing positively until all my problems are solved. Whether a situation is comfortable or not, help me to always affirm my boldness and make a positive confession in you. Let my confession always be “I know my God whom I serve. He will not leave me alone in any situation, but he will rescue me and provide for all my needs.” For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.