We never can predict what God will allow us to face for the sake of Jesus’ name and the gospel, but we can have the confidence Paul knew. Though he was facing execution under Nero, he still maintained that “the Lord will rescue me”. There was also a promised destination beyond this world that the Lord would bring Paul to, which could not be touched by man’s evil scheme.
In whom is your confidence? Is it absolutely resolute no matter what God allows you to face? Is your final destination beyond the limitations of this world and in the presence of our Lord and Savior? There HIS glory will shine without a single rival!!