By Ryan Kelly –
While Paul was on his missionary journey in Corinth, he had great opposition especially from the Jews. Being a former Jewish leader himself, this was especially burdensome on him and caused him to want to leave the area.
Don’t we ourselves have discouragement like this in life? Perhaps to the point of wanting to give up on someone or something?
The Lord encouraged Paul with the following encounter.”
“One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” Acts 18:9-10
If you face opposition for your faith or witness for Jesus, do not lose heart. God has called us to stand out and stand up as a believer in Jesus Christ, and He will give us the words and voice when we need it. Don’t fear, but be confident in what He is doing in you and through you.