At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. 2 Timothy 4:16
Paul, who was a pioneer for Christianity, who wrote over half of the New Testament, was abandoned by everyone when times get tough. Even though Paul helped build many Christian Churches throughout the world and lead many Gentiles to God thru Christ, however there were still many who hated him because simply he was a servant for Jesus Christ. As Jesus told us they will hate you because of him.
How many of us can relate to this today? When you enter a season of struggle, does your Church support or desert you? Stay in faith just like Paul did, as he did not want this held against them.
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. 2 Timothy 4:17
But Paul had comfort knowing that Jesus would not leave him or forsake him. That we can do all things through Christ that gives us strength. You are never alone or abandoned. God is with you, and if God is for you who can be against you?
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18
Paul declares Victory thru Christ from his enemies. Remember Faith is what activates Gods power. Are you declaring Victory today? You have not been deserted of defeated, God is with You in Jesus Name Amen