The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
The reality of opposition in this life is as promised as it is personal. Jesus made it clear that we would have trouble in this life, and that trouble will come at us from the world around us, our own sinful flesh, and the devil. Yet God is in complete control of all things, including the opposition we face. And because our God is omnipotent, no weapon formed against us will prevail.
All of the promises of God are “Yes” and “Amen” in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20). Not one promise of God will fail, in spite of the opposition we face in this life. Satan cannot overcome or overturn any of God’s promises to us or purposes in us. The Lord is faithful to strengthen us and to protect us as well. Regardless of the challenges you may be facing today, let me encourage you to receive and respond in great faith to the truth of today’s passage. You may feel that you are under relentless attack, but the Almighty has promised to lift you above it all. If you take even a moment to consider your past, do you not see how faithful God has been to you during every storm that was blowing your way?
What God has done in the past, He has promised to do in the present. Christian, never let any opposition you are facing cause you to question the validity of God’s promises and purposes in your life. Because of your relationship with Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit who resides within you, the power that is at work in your life is infinitely greater than any power that is coming against you. Because of the omnipotent God who is working all things together in your life for your ultimate good, you can and should receive every occurrence of opposition as simply another opportunity to cling to the omnipotent One who has promised to strengthen you and protect you.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!