During the year-and-a-half Paul spent in Corinth on his second missionary journey, he encountered stiff opposition from the Jews when he spoke in the synagogue. This was not unusual for Paul, but he decided he needed to move on to evangelize Gentiles (Acts 18:6). But Jesus appeared to Paul in a dream and said, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you” (verses 9-10). Jesus didn’t remove the opposition; He reminded Paul that He was with him in Corinth.
Are you facing trouble, storms, opposition, discouragement? Instead of praying for God to remove them, first pray for a deeper awareness of the peace that comes from His presence. He is with you!
Anxious care is out of place in a heavenly Father’s presence.
Read through the Bible: Judges 20 – 21