A Question to Consider about Difficult Times

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the great 19th century British preacher, once pointed out in a sermon that every generation in our fallen world talks about the difficult times they face, and then he proceeded to ask an important question, “What have we believers to do with the times but to serve God in them?”

I’ve been meditating on those words for some time now during these months thus far of COVID-19. There’s a temptation to discouragement that I fear can distract us from our calling as Christ’s servants and even drive us from vitality in the Christian experience. Because of this, we must endeavor at all costs to live out Spurgeon’s admonition during these times as followers of Jesus and to stay faithful in our daily walk while standing strong in ministry. We should strive to live daily by God’s grace with a confident faith as we seek to bear witness and fulfill the life-changing ministry He has entrusted to us. We must obey the clear instruction of scripture which says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). 

My pastoral advice to you is this: Be true to your calling as a faithful servant of our Lord and then leave the rest in God’s hands! This you can do by God’s grace…

Devotedly yours,

Pastor Ron

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